The World Children’s Choir has performed for many world leaders, including the last four U.S. presidents; at special ceremonies at the White House, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts , and the U.S. Capitol; and in many foreign countries.
Issachah Savage, who performs the role of the angel Gabriel, is one of America’s rising young opera singers. He recently made his debut with the Houston Grand Opera as Rhadames in Verdi’s Aida.
Laura Strickling has won numerous awards and competitions in the United States and has been praised in The New York Times for her “flexible voice, crystalline diction and warm presence.” She will sing the role of Mary in “Welcome, Lord!”
New Dominion Chorale, now in its 23rd year, is the Washington area’s largest chorus, with 235 singing members. The Chorale has been praised by Washington Post critics for singing with “power, but with delicacy and grace,” and has been singled out for its unique organizational structure as a “singers’ cooperative.” In addition to regular performances at the Schlesinger Center, the Chorale has also appeared at Washington National Cathedral, the George Mason University Center for the Arts, and the Concert Hall of the Kennedy Center.
Mr. Beveridge is considered one of Washington’s most versatile musicians: singer, instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and conductor. The composer of over 650 works in all media, he was the recipient of the first “Wammie” award given to a composer by the Washington Area Music Association. Washingtonian magazine has called him “The Dean of Washington Composers.”
Tickets for “Welcome, Yule!” are available online through the Chorale’s website (www.newdominion.org) or at the door on the day of the performance. General admission tickets are $30, $25 (seniors), $5 (students and children), and $20 for individuals in groups of 10 or more.