Ever wonder what Gretchen and Todd do in rehearsal to help Choralis sound so good by concert time? Join us as they discuss how they work collaboratively, and the strengths they each bring to the rehearsal process from their years of experience.
Join Gretchen and Todd as they discuss the music of Mozart featured in our season opener on October 31 and offer insights into the composer’s thoughts as well as their own feelings about preparing and performing these great works. The perfect pre-concert lecture.
Join Choralis and Orchestra for our Annual Messiah Sing-Along
to fight homelessness and hunger in our area.
Fairfax Presbyterian Church
10723 Main St.
Fairfax, VA 22030
$15 admission. $5 to rent the score.
What happens when William Shakespeare, Laurence Olivier, and William Walton do a movie together? We’ll explore the masterful music scored for Henry V by William Walton— big enough for the Bard and Baron, as well as a recording by Neville Mariner and Christopher Plummer.
Ever wonder how Handel wrote Messiah in just two weeks? Or how composers like Beethoven, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, and others experienced their greatest periods of creativity while experiencing extreme mental episodes? Join us as we explore the intersection of mental illness and music.
Mendelssohn’s revival of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion started a music mania that has continued till today: what makes that work so enduringly great? Get to know a sublime choral masterwork better.