GRAMMY®-award winner Washington Chorus is considered one of the foremost choruses in the nation and a cultural leader in the Washington metropolitan area. Each year, the 200-member chorus presents its own subscription series at the Kennedy Center and frequently appears at the invitation of the National Symphony Orchestra, having appeared with them in more than 280 performances. Founded in 1961, the chorus has sung under the direction of many of the world’s greatest conductors, including Mstislav Rostropovich, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos, Seiji Ozawa, Charles Dutoit, Karl Richter, Zdenek Macal, and Sir Neville Marriner. In addition to its regular Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap performances, the chorus has sung throughout the metropolitan area and has been acclaimed for numerous world premières, including the American première of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Te Deum with the National Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. The Washington Chorus has recorded GRAMMY®-nominated and -winning CDs, been nationally broadcast and internationally televised, and has performed as part of a motion picture soundtrack. The chorus has also performed for inaugurations and to honor world leaders, and has been touring internationally every other year since 1994.
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