Cathedral Choral Society Presents "The Joy of Christmas" at The Washington Cathedral

Celebrate the season with the Cathedral Choral Society as they present ‘The Joy of Christmas’ at the Washington National Cathedral, Saturday, December 14 at noon and 4:00pm and Sunday, December 15 at 4:00pm.
By: Cathedral Choral Society/Nicole Hawkins Comm
 
 
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WASHINGTON - Nov. 20, 2013 - PRLog -- Washington, DC – Get into the holiday spirit with the Cathedral Choral Society (CCS), under Music Director J. Reilly Lewis as they present The Joy of Christmas (http://www.cathedralchoralsociety.org/the_joy_of_christmas.html) on Saturday, December 14 at noon and 4:00pm and Sunday, December 15 at 4:00pm at the Washington National Cathedral.  The Joy of Christmas performance is a grand tradition of the Choral Society spanning nearly four decades.

This year’s performance will combine traditional carols with new musical discoveries including the world premiere of the 2013 Carol Commission, made possible by the Richard Wayne Dirksen Memorial Endowment Fund.  American composer Richard Einhorn has composed a neo-Medieval setting of the thirteenth-century text, Syng We, Syng We!

CCS welcomes premier Latino chorus, Cantigas, under the direction of its founder Diana Sáez, brings music from Latin America. The concert will also feature the  Washington Symphonic Brass, Carillonneur Edward Nassor and Organist Todd Fickley.

“We are very excited to be collaborating with Cantigas and the Washington Symphony Brass.  This concert will have something for everyone and be the perfect way to welcome in the Holiday Season” said J. Reilly Lewis.  "No concert hall, no matter how bedecked with seasonal trimmings can match the beauty and grandeur of this Cathedral in bringing Joy of Christmas to all people.”

Ticket prices begin at $25.  The December 14 at noon matinee performance is a family matinee and is designed for families with children.  Complimentary parking is available in the Cathedral’s underground parking garage courtesy of the Choral Society.  To purchase season subscriptions or tickets, or for additional information please call (202) 537-2228 or visit the website, www.cathedralchoralsociety.org.

About the Cathedral Choral Society:

The Cathedral Choral Society is the resident symphonic chorus of the Washington National Cathedral.  Now in its 72nd season, 130-voice chorus has enjoyed a long history of producing the finest in choral music in a glorious setting.

For media information contact Nicole Hawkins at Nicole Hawkins Communications, nicole@nicolehawkins.com (mailto:nicole@nicolehawkins.com) or 202-491-6980 or Natasha T. Brown at Think Brown INK, natasha@thinkbrownink.com or 202-705-4604.

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