Saturday, April 30, 2016

Choral Arts Closes 2015-16 Season with Some Enchanted Evening

From our friends at the Choral Arts Society of Washington, DC...

Choral Arts Closes 2015-16 Season with Some Enchanted Evening Featuring Renée Fleming and Norm Lewis

WHAT: Some Enchanted Evening - The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein

In this enchanting evening concert, Choral Arts celebrates the American musical with selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein and other Broadway masters with special guest artists Renée Fleming and Norm Lewis. With selections from The Sound of Music, The King and I, Carousel, and Oklahoma!, the whole family will leave humming their favorite tunes.

Guest soloists include world renowned soprano Renée Fleming, one of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time. Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. She is joined by Norm Lewis, one of Broadway's most versatile leading men, who has appeared as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy in the Broadway production of The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess, and more.

Renée Fleming, soprano
Norm Lewis, baritone
Scott Tucker, conductor
Choral Arts Chorus and Orchestra

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 8:00 PM

Kennedy Center Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566

TICKETS: Tickets start at $29, and are available through Choral Arts ( or 202-244-3669) or through the Kennedy Center ( or 202-467-4600.)

This concert is made possible by a generous gift from the Jacqueline B. Mars Charitable Trust.

In its 50 years The Choral Arts Society of Washington (Choral Arts) established and maintains a dedication to excellence. Led by Artistic Director Scott Tucker, Choral Arts’ commitment to artistic excellence is demonstrated by frequent invitations to perform regularly with the National Symphony Orchestra and other world-class orchestras including the London Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, and the Mariinsky Orchestra, as well as alongside legendary conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev, Marin Alsop, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Choral Arts is committed to connecting choral music to the country’s growing diversity and partnering with local, regional, and global organizations to develop inspiring programs. Choral Arts also stands on a secure and stable financial and governance foundation.

Founded in 1965 by Artistic Director Emeritus Norman Scribner (1936 -2015), Choral Arts stands out as a leader among its peers, earning awards, not only for its artistic excellence, but also for its administrative leadership and educational portfolio. Under the executive direction of Debra L. Kraft, Choral Arts has consistently operated in the black since 2004, remaining fiscally strong in spite of recent economic challenges.