The City Choir of Washington Presents a French Choral Spectacular

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TCCW Presents A French Choral Spectacular
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Tonya Robles
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Robert Shafer
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cita Furlani
President
Barbara W. Greene
Vice President
202-802-8392
[email protected]
January 31, 2014
The City Choir of Washington
Presents a French Choral Spectacular
David B. Robinson
Secretary/Counsel
Zain Shariff
Treasurer
Margaret Hemingway
General Manager
Peter Bonner
Joel A. Cuffman
Peter Humphrey
Barbara Esposito Ilacqua
Carole Lynne Price
Anne Provencher
Tonya Robles, ex officio
August Schumacher
Susan Holaday Schumacher
Leo H. Settler
Robert Shafer, ex officio
Elaine D. Wunderlich
Debra D. Wynn
ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
Jennifer Howard Gotten
CHORUS OFFICERS
William R. Stewart
President
William J. Doepkens
Vice President
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Tonya Robles
Washington, D.C. – The City Choir of Washington (TCCW) presents one of its
most exciting concerts of the 2013-2014 season: A French Choral Spectacular.
The concert is scheduled for Sunday, February 23, at 4:00 pm at Saint Luke
Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia, and will feature
organist Paul Skevington.
Paris is known for the incredible organs at famous houses of worship
such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Church of Saint-Sulpice and the
Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Sacré Coeur). The French Choral Spectacular
program will include some of the most familiar music of Gabriel Fauré, César
Franck, Maurice Duruflé and Lili Boulanger. The concert will also showcase
Louis Vierne's exciting Messe Solennelle, followed by the famous Toccata from
Charles-Marie Widor's Fifth Symphony for Organ in F Major in an
unforgettable arrangement for organ and choir.
Artistic Director Robert Shafer enthused, “I heard a concert like it this
past June in Paris, and some of the music on that program will be on this
concert.” He continued, “The best choral music from 20th century France is
some of the most exciting and colorful in all of the choral repertoire.”
Tickets for A French Choral Spectacular are $20-$30. Group, senior,
and student discounts are available. For tickets and additional information,
visit citychoir.org or call 301-572-6865.
The City Choir of Washington, under the leadership of Grammy®
Award-winning Artistic Director Robert Shafer, has been named as one of the
D.C. area’s first-class choruses (The Washington Post). Since its 2007 debut,
TCCW has performed with The National Symphony, the Washington National
Opera Orchestra and The Wolf Trap Orchestra at The Kennedy Center, Wolf
Trap Park for the Performing Arts, Washington National Cathedral, and
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
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P.O. Box 9673, Washington, DC 20016
| 202-495-1613
| www.citychoir.org
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