Two Choral Arts Concerts: Mozart: Requiem and Northern Lights
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The last date listed for Choral Arts Society: Mozart: Requiem and Northern Lights was Sunday April 10, 2011 / 3:00pm (and May 22 at 5:00pm).
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With a voice that The New York Times describes as a "singularly thunderous baritone," Broadway leading man Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the NSO Pops for an evening of holiday favorites. Equally comfortable as a dancer and a singer, he's an in-demand presence on the Great White Way, with critically acclaimed performances in Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly's Last Jam, Sweeney Todd and, most recently, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. He's even had two cameo appearances on the hit TV show Glee, and last year released a CD of Broadway hits entitled Simply Broadway. Steven Reineke conducts the orchestra as Stokes puts his jazzy spin on all the holiday classics. Word on the street is that Jolly ol' St. Nick might even make an appearance at this show! Learn More
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It was a wonderful concert. The 45 minute "What Makes This Great" exploration of the requiem which preceded the performance was very well done. We had orchestra seats which I appreciated. The orchestra, chorus and soloists were all superb.
Quotes & Highlights
- "You’ve never heard a classical music concert like this before ... Kapilow’s exuberance transported the audience back into the mind of the composer and his contemporaries.... it brings a whole new level of appreciation." --San Diego Union-Tribune
- “This was a knockout combination of education and entertainment ... Hearing each song after Kapilow revealed its musical secrets was like meeting a celebrity just after reading his or her autobiography. Throughout the show Kapilow never once sounded dry or academic — but he did sound smart, enthusiastic, and stunningly articulate. He has a remarkable ability to make genius understandable to a general audience.” --Theatermania.com
What Makes It Great?™ with Rob Kapilow
Sunday, April 10, 2011 | 3:00pm || Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Ever wonder why the Requiem is universally recognized as one of music’s greatest masterpieces? Wonder no longer! Kapilow unravels the mysteries of this profound work, the composer’s final composition, written as Mozart faced his own imminent death.
Norman Scribner, conductor
Rob Kapilow, commentator
Choral Illuminations from Scandinavia and Beyond
Sunday, May 22, 2011 | 5:00pm || Kennedy Center Concert Hall
A beautiful journey through choral glories reveals musical gems from the Nordic and Baltic masters, including a world premiere commission from Finnish composer Olli Kortekangas which explores the rich relationship between man and nature.
Norman Scribner, conductor
Children's Chorus of Washington -- Joan Gregoryk, Artistic Director
About the Ticket Supplier: Choral Arts Society of Washington
Founded in 1965, The Choral Arts Society of Washington is one of the leading choral organizations in the United States with a symphonic chorus of more than 180 professional-caliber volunteer singers. Under the leadership of its founder and artistic director Norman Scribner the chorus has performed with leading symphony orchestras, sung under the world's most distinguished conductors, produced acclaimed recordings and toured nationally and internationally.