Thomas Beveridge, Artistic Director 

P.O. Box 6691, McLean, VA 22106-6691, 202-244-7191




New Dominion Chorale will present J.S. Bach’s CHRISTMAS ORATORIO (Cantatas I, II, and III) on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, Virginia. This is located off of Beauregard Street between King Street and Seminary Road.

Thomas Beveridge, the Chorale’s Founder and Artistic Director, will conduct the performance, featuring the 120-voice Chorale and professional soloists and orchestra.

Of particular interest is Mr. Beveridge’s English translation of the Bach Christmas story and the special feature of having the audience join in the singing of the many Chorales, which the composer used to enable the congregation/audience to participate in his unique presentation of the story of Jesus’ birth.

The soloists are all from the Washington, D.C. area:  soprano Tess Ottinger, alto Linda Hayes Bennett, tenor Jacob Perry, and bass Bob McDonald.

New Dominion Chorale, now in its 33rd season, has distinguished itself amid the crowded choral music scene in the Washington metropolitan area. It is unique in that there are no auditions to join, yet it has performed much of the standard repertoire for chorus and orchestra and has given the premieres of Thomas Beveridge’s major works.  Of special note is the premiere of his celebrated YIZKOR REQUIEM, which has received over 25 performances world-wide and is available on two recordings on the Naxos label:  one by the Choral Arts Society of Washington and one by the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner.  The Chorale has been praised in The Washington Post as “opulent, precise and powerful.”

Tickets will be available at the door or through  $40 general admission, $35 seniors 62+, and $20 students under 18, with open seating in the concert hall.  There is free parking at this event.  For more information, please go to or, or call 202-244-7191.


New Dominion Chorale is a 501(c)(3) organization supported in part by grants from ArtsFairfax and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.



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