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NEWS: Gala Chair Luncheon
Bisnow - The Scene | June 11, 2014
"There was a luncheon at The Sulgrave Club to welcome the new Choral Arts gala chair, with all of the previous gala chairs..." Read more. 

2013-2014 Season Coverage

Beethoven No. 9 with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Wolf Trap Opera Company Soloists

Review: "Tovey lifts the orchestra, and Beethoven" David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer (June 30, 2014)
"...singers put a consistent interpretive stamp on words and meaning..." Read more.
Review: "The Philadelphia Orchestra’s stirring Beethoven’s Ninth" Robert Battey, The Washington Post (June 29, 2014)
"The choral contribution was quite impressive..." Read more.

Made in America: Hundreds of Voices Celebrating American Choral Music
Review: "Made in America: Celebrating American Choral Music at The Kennedy Center" Leslie Weisman, D.C. Metro Theater Arts (June 14, 2014)
The combined choruses “demonstrated a mastery of dynamics, the song ending in a satisfying crescendo of explosive sound that left ears and rafters ringing… a swift shift in mood and concomitant diminution in tone, with a contemplative, hum-like piano in the lower notes... Again shifting emotional gears… was peppy, bouncy, joyous, the sounds clear and true, the ending top notes a resounding, exhilarating, exhilarated fortissimo... Read more.
Review: "Choral Arts, Washington Chorus merge for a night of American music" Anne Midgette, The Washington Post (June 12, 2014)
"A big chorus brings out a kind of team spirit, and hometown pride was writ large here..." Read more.

George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream
with the Pennsylvania Ballet at the Kennedy Center Opera House
Review: "At the Kennedy Center Opera House, music steals the show from the Pennsylvania Ballet" | Sarah Kaufman, The Washington Post (June 7, 2014)
"The more interesting dynamics were going on in the orchestra pit... The Choral Arts Society of Washington added silvery vocals..." Read more.
Peace Through Music "In Our Age" (May 5, 2014)
Review: "Canonization celebration: Gilbert Levine and the spirit of music" | Anne Midgette, The Washington Post (May 5, 2014)
"On Monday night at Constitution Hall, Gilbert Levine led the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Krakow Philharmonic Chorus, and members of the Choral Arts society in a concert called “Peace through music in our age”..." Read more.

Video Preview: "Washington Concert Celebrates Sainthood of Pope John Paul II and John XXIII" | Georgetown University (May 6, 2014)
"The concert is for me a dream ... that comes out of the concerts I started conducting for John Paul II in 1988,” Levine said before the May 5 concert. “This is our chance, for America, and for the world, to show the tremendous love that not only Catholics but Jews like myself and people of all faiths have for both John Paul and John XXIII – two popes who reached out as major parts of their pontificate to people throughout the world no matter what their creed.” Read and watch more.

Preview: "'Pope's Ma