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Welcome to the 2022-2023 Season! 

One lesson that Covid has taught us is the incredible gift of live music, and the way in which experiencing it together connects us in those moments with what is beautiful in each of us and in the world. We have a fantastic concert series lined up for the 2022-2023 season! Join us for spectacular live music in our beautiful space, with gorgeous acoustics and the chance to meet the artists after the concert!

 

The Tallis Scholars – Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 at 5:00pm

 – The rockstars of Renaissance Vocal Music – The New York Times

Over four decades of performance and a catalogue of award-winning recordings for Gimell, Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars have done more than any other group to establish sacred vocal music of the Renaissance as one of the great repertoires of Western classical music.

They have sought to bring Renaissance works to a wider audience in churches, cathedrals and venues on every continent on the planet except Antarctica! These include the Royal Albert Hall, the Sistine Chapel, the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall New York, the Philharmonic Hall Berlin, Saint Mark’s Venice, Seoul Arts Centre Korea, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, Megaron Athens and the Opera House Sydney.

The Tallis Scholars continue to develop their exclusive sound, praised by reviewers for its supple clarity and tone, and to bring fresh interpretations to music by contemporary as well as past composers, such as Pärt, Tavener, Whitacre, Muhly and Jackson.

Tallis Scholars Tickets – $60 (students w/ID $15)

 

VOCES8 – Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 – 5:00 pm

“The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’ with meticulous timing and tuning.”

– Gramophone Magazine

The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring globally, the group performs an extensive repertoire both in its a cappella concerts and in collaborations with leading orchestras, conductors and soloists. Versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression are central to the ensemble’s performance and education ethos.

VOCES8 has performed many times with the Georgetown Concert Series, and at many notable venues in its 15-year career, including Wigmore Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Cité de la Musique Paris, Vienna Konzerthaus, Tokyo Opera City, NCPA Beijing, Sydney Opera House, Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, Victoria Concert Hall Singapore, Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City amongst many others.

In the 2020-2021 season they performed concerts in the UK and across Europe, in the USA and Japan. Summer 2020 saw the launch of LIVE From London, the ground-breaking global streaming festival hosted by the VOCES8 Foundation that connects performers with audiences around the world. It was followed by a Christmas festival featuring musicians from around the world, premieres of new music, and a young performer feature. Spring and Summer festivals continue the success of ‘LIVE From London’.

This season also sees the launch of the VOCES8 Digital Academy, an online choral programme for high schools and colleges featuring live interaction with members of the ensemble, live and recorded lectures, and video resources to learn and perform music from the renaissance to today.

VOCES8 Tickets – $60 (students w/ID $15)

Marian Anderson String Quartet – Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 5:00 pm

Come experience the first African American ensemble to win an international classical music competition as they make their Georgetown Concert Series debut!

In 1991, the Quartet won the International Cleveland Quartet Competition, becoming the first African American ensemble in history to win a classical music competition. To highlight this singular achievement the members of the quartet asked permission of the great contralto, Marian Anderson, to use her name as their own. Miss Anderson responded with heartfelt approval.

The Marian Anderson String Quartet has performed in numerous well-known venues such as New York’s Alice Tully Hall, the Corcoran Gallery, the Library of Congress, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. In 1993, the Marian Anderson String Quartet performed at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center as part of the 52nd presidential inaugural celebration.

Driven by their belief in the power of education, the Marian Anderson String Quartet has performed in hundreds of churches, libraries, museums, soup kitchens and prisons. They have brought their craft to countless children across America under the auspices of Young Audiences, Da Camera of Houston and Project G.R.A.D. (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams) in Houston, Texas.

The Marian Anderson String Quartet has been on the faculty of numerous universities throughout the country. They were Quartet in Residence at the City College of New York (1990-1995), and were Ensemble in Residence at California State University- Los Angeles (1995 -1999). In 2001, the Quartet completed a graduate fellowship program at the acclaimed Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The Marian Anderson String Quartet was the Ensemble in Residence at Prairie View A&M University (2001-2005) and Ensemble in Residence at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX (2001- 2009) and Blinn College in Bryan, TX.

Click here for a preview of this amazing group!

Marian Anderson Quartet Tickets – $45 (students w/ID $10)