2017-18 Season Events

Greater Washington Area Choral Excellence (Ovation) Awards

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm

The Clarendon Ballroom

3185 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

Please join Choralis for the choral community event of the season — the 9th Annual Greater Washington DC Choral Excellence “Ovation” Awards!   The J. Reilly Lewis Ovation Award for Outstanding Contributions to Choral Music will be presented to Lisa Koehler, founder of Singer Source, and three additional Ovation awards will be presented: Most Creative Programming, Best A Cappella Ensemble, and Best New Recording.  Nominees for the additional awards are shown below.

Most Creative Programming Nominees

  • National Philharmonic Chorale, Dr. Stan Engebretson, Artistic Director and Conductor
  • Reston Chorale, David Brian Lang, Artistic Director
  • The Thirteen, Matthew Robertson, Founder and Artistic Director

Best A Cappella Ensemble Nominees:

  • Polyhymnia, Steven Beck, Musical Director
  • The Alexandria Harmonizers, Joe Cerutti, Music Director
  • Voices 21, Jesse Parker, Founder and Music Director

Best New Recording Nominees:

  • Choralis, Gretchen Kuhrmann, Artistic Director
  • Eya, Allison Mondel, Director
  • VOCE Chamber Singers, Dr. Richard Giarusso, Director

The awards will be presented at a “Black and White” event (black and white attire suggested) that includes a wine reception, seated dinner, songs and tributes to the main honoree.  Tickets can be purchased through the link below.  Early Bird pricing of $105 per ticket is in effect through May 15.  Regular pricing of $125 per ticket begins on May 16.

Choralis also invites the purchase of a “Support a Nominee” ticket for $105.  Donations given in this way help cover the cost of providing complimentary Ovations tickets to award nominees and other expenses of the event.

Tickets can be purchased here:

Summer Sings! Series

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm – Fauré Requiem

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm – Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm – Mendelssohn Elijah

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3022 Woodlawn Avenue, Falls Church, VA (at intersection with Rt. 50)


Choralis invites area singers to sing-through favoite choral masterworks in its 2018 Summer Sings! series.  Led by Choralis Artistic Director Gretchen Kuhrmann, each Summer Sing will also feature professional accompaniment and soloists.

The series begins with the Fauré Requiem on July 17th, continues with Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem (in German) on August 21st, and finishes with Mendelssohn’s Elijah on August 28th.  Each Summer Sing will begin at 7:00 pm and be followed by a reception.

Admission is $15, payable at the door, and score rental will be available for an additional $5.

    Contact us:

  1. The Choralis Foundation
    PO Box 6012
    Falls Church, VA  22040
    (703) 237-2499 (t)