Washington Performing Arts Society's Men and Women of the Gospel Choir at Kennedy Center
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Pink Martini has always been an intriguing musical cocktail, an artisanal mix of jazz, retro lounge music and witty homages to the film scores of the '40s and '50s. But now their sound has been spiked by an altogether unexpected ingredient: the von Trapp family singers. These new von Trapps, descendants of the original apple-cheeked, Nazi-escaping von Trapps of The Sound of Music fame, join the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Joey Arias, Michael Feinstein and Hiroshi Wada as distinguished Pink Martini collaborators. Together, the young singers and the Portland-based orchestra recently released an acclaimed album, Dream a Little Dream, a smorgasbord of classic and brand new songs. Now both will journey to the Kennedy Center where Pink Martini will pick up where it left off after its sold-out 2011 engagement with the NSO Pops. Learn More
When you go to an event at the Kennedy Center, make certain to see what is playing at the Millenium Stage. A free performance is offered at 6:00 every night. I saw a wonderful set of Broadway show tune sung by very talented students from Catholic University.NSO: Koh Plays Barber info • Nov 01 2013 star this tip starred
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It was enthusiastic but all the music sounded the same. I like traditional gospel where you can hear the tune and lovely words. This was all praise music, loud, jazzy and redundant. The voices were good and the audience was really into it. We...continued
Washington Performing Arts Society Men and Women of the Gospel Choir
Stanley J. Thurston, artistic director
Valeria Foster, guest director
Evelyn Simpson-Curenton, guest composer
Come celebrate the message of hope through the joyful sounds of WPAS’ own Men and Women of the Gospel Choir, which has been hailed as “performing with one voice, with perfect ensemble, intonation and diction” by the Washington Post. Over 100 voices will feature music from Washington’s own Evelyn Simpson-Curenton as well as other noted gospel composers under the direction of its artistic director, Stanley Thurston.
About the Ticket Supplier: Washington Performing Arts SocietyFor 40 years Washington Performing Arts Society has created profound opportunities by connecting the community to artists, in both education and performance. Through live events in venues that criss-cross the landscape of the D.C. metropolitan area, WPAS invites all to share lifelong opportunities to deepen their cultural knowledge, enrich their lives, and expand their understanding of the world through the universal language of the performing arts.
Established in 1965 by impresario Patrick Hayes, the organization flourished under Douglas Wheeler from 1982 to 2002. Now with the inspired leadership of President Neale Perl, Washington Performing Arts Society continues to be widely recognized as one of the leading presenters of the performing arts in the nation.