Thomas Beveridge, Artistic Director                                                          president@newdominion.org

P.O. Box 6691, McLean, VA 22106-6691                                                           www.newdominion.org

202-244-7191

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW DOMINION CHORALE TO PRESENT HANDEL’S MESSIAH


On Saturday, December 10, at 4:00 p.m., New Dominion Chorale will present Handel’s Messiah.  The concert will take place at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, Virginia. 

Thomas Beveridge, the Chorale’s Founder and Artistic Director, will lead the ensemble of vocal soloists, 110-voice chorus, and chamber orchestra in selections from Handel’s popular work, which is appropriate for the Christmas season.

Four of the Washington area’s best-known vocal soloists will be featured:  Soprano Annie Schwartz, Mezzo Soprano Melissa Kornacki, Tenor Jason Rylander, and Bass Bob McDonald.

New Dominion Chorale, now in its 32nd season, has distinguished itself amid the crowded choral music scene in the Washington area. Praised by The Washington Post as “opulent, precise and powerful,” it operates as a “singers’ cooperative” without paid management, and no auditions are required to join. New Dominion Chorale has presented all of the large works for chorus and orchestra by the major composers, as well as presenting the first performances of works by Mr. Beveridge, notably his massive Symphony of Peace and his Yizkor Requiem, which, since its premiere by the Chorale, has received over 25 performances in the United States and Europe and has been recorded twice for the Naxos label:  by the Choral Arts Society of Washington, directed by Norman Scribner, and by the chorus and orchestra of St. Martin in the Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner.  In addition to its regular performances at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, the Chorale has also appeared at Washington National Cathedral, The Washington Hebrew Congregation and the Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Thomas Beveridge, the Chorale’s Founder and Artistic Director, has had a distinguished musical career and is recognized as one of the Washington area’s most versatile musicians:  solo singer, pianist, teacher, conductor, and composer-arranger.  His 700 original compositions and arrangements have recently been accepted by George Mason University for archival deposit in the University library.

Tickets for the concert may be purchased in advance by going to www.newdominion.org and clicking on the Purchase Tickets Here button.  Tickets will also be available at the door at the time of the performance for $35 general admission, $30 seniors 62+, and $20 students under 18, with open seating in the concert hall.  Masks are optional for the audience and required for the singers. 

There is free parking at this event.  For more information, please go to www.newdominion.org or president@newdominion.org, or call 202-244-7191.

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New Dominion Chorale is a 501(c)(3) organization supported in part by grants from ARTSFAIRFAX, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

 

   




       


Thomas Beveridge, Artistic Director

 

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