March 28th, 2016

From Dr. Whitmire: Please publish the following:

NOVA – Alexandria Music Students to perform with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra

NOVA Community Chorus (Dr. Mark Whitmire, Director) will join the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra to present a concert of music to celebrate the arrival of Spring. The concert will in include Appalachian Spring Suite by Aaron Copland, Springtime in Funen by Carl Nielsen, and Spring Symphony by Robert Schumann. There will be two performances: Sunday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m. at Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street NW, Washington DC) and Sunday, April 17, at 3:00 p.m. at George Washington Masonic Memorial (101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22301). This extraordinary opportunity for NOVA music students is made possible by a college/community partnership designed to give students experience performing with full orchestra. While tickets are $20 at the door, free tickets are available to NOVA students, faculty and staff. Phone: 703-845-6097 or e-mail:

NOVA Community Chorus is a one hundred-voice ensemble that combines singers from the NVCC Music Program and the surrounding community. The chorus has distinguished itself both locally and internationally, performing regularly with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, as well as at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the National Theater, and the Kennedy Center. The chorus toured Spain and performed at the 1992 World’s Fair in Seville. Other international performances include Gloucester Cathedral (2003), Westminster Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral (2006), the Leipzig International Choral Festival (2008). Chartres Cathedral and Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris (2010) and St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice, and St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome (2013).

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