Choral Arts Society of Washington
Founded in 1965, The Choral Arts Society of Washington (Choral Arts) is a Grammy award-winning leader in the choral field and an icon in the DC cultural scene. Artistic Director Scott Tucker leads the chorus in an annual concert series of symphonic masterworks, innovative commissions, and diverse repertoire at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and in intimate venues throughout the region.
Choral Arts’ reputation for artistic excellence is evidenced by frequent invitations from the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and performances with other world-class orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Mariinsky Orchestra. The chorus has performed under the baton of legendary conductors such as Gianandrea Noseda, Gustavo Dudamel, Christoph Eschenbach, Leonard Slatkin, Marin Alsop, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Under Tucker’s leadership, Choral Arts’ reputation has continued to grow and the organization has expanded to include three performing ensembles: the Choral Arts Chorus, Chamber Singers, and Youth Choir. Deeply committed to supporting new music, Tucker continually programs world premieres, Choral Arts commissions, and performances of recently composed works.
Committed to community outreach and education, Choral Arts presents an annual choral tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. concert in partnership with Washington Performing Arts, which includes the presentation of the Choral Arts Humanitarian Award and a yearly Concert for Students, a performance which connects choral music to the history of the Civil Rights movement for DC area schools.
For more information or to contact Choral Arts, please visit www.choralarts.org.