Loves, Labors, Loss
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 5 p.m.
Examining the significant influences on and stages of our life – the impact of love, the ordering of our daily work, and the eventuality of loss.
Heavenly Hurt (Alice Parker) WASHINGTON, DC PREMIERE
Wherever You Are (Paul Mealor)
Death and Resurrection (Paul Crabtree)
In Remembrance (Jeffery L. Ames)
She Weeps Over Rahoon (Eric Whitacre)
Sure on this Shining Night (Morten Lauridsen)
Music of Randall Thompson, René Clausen, Healey Willan, Gwyneth Walker
The Wonder of Christmas
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4 p.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4900 Connecticut Ave, NW
A joyous and heartwarming concert of Christmas music, this Washington tradition features a choral procession with bells and an audience sing-along of favorite carols. TCS will be joined by the Commonwealth Brass, organ, harp and percussion to perform Cecelia McDowall’s “Christus natus est” and, back by popular demand, Conrad Susa’s “A Christmas Garland.” Also guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit are carols and motets of Michael Praetorius, Paul Halley, Matthew Culloton, David Willcocks, Ola Gjeilo, and many more. Give the gift of live music and bring a friend to this “something for everyone” concert.
– In dulci jubilo (Michael Praetorius)
– Christus natus est (Cecelia McDowall)
– A Christmas Garland (Conrad Susa)
A Spirited Soirée
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7 p.m.
DACOR Bacon House, 1801 F St, NW (Farragut West)
You’ll be sure to find something to arouse all of your senses at our annual Silent Auction Party, this year held at the historic and elegant DACOR Bacon House. Feast your eyes on an array of tempting items up for bid at our silent auction to benefit the dual mission of TCS. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres with tasty cocktails provided by our friends at Catoctin Creek Distillery, including the popular Thomas Circle Slammer. Experience intimate performances by members of the Thomas Circle Singers throughout the evening. Note: this event is not included in the season ticket.
A Mere Matter of Life and Death
With Chamber Orchestra
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St, NW (Metro Center)
“Music is the thing known in the present life which most strongly suggests ecstasy and infinity” – Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
Composed is 2014 and rescored two years later, James Whitbourn’s “The Seven Heavens” is a musical portrait and biography of the Oxford medieval scholar C.S. Lewis, perhaps best known for his Narnia Chronicles. The seven-movement work is based on seven spiritual symbols that become a series of lenses through which we view his life.
The 1985 Requiem of fellow Englishman John Rutter is one of the best-loved and most widely performed choral works of the twentieth century. The eclectic texts in Latin and English are meditations on the themes of life and death, inspiration and solace.
– The Seven Heavens (James Whitbourne) WASHINGTON, DC PREMIERE
– Requiem (Rutter)