Summer Sings

July 24th, 2017

[Update July 24, 2017] Dear Choralis:

It was great to see so many of you last Tuesday at the Summer Sing, where we enjoyed a tour through Mozart’s Requiem and Rutter’s Gloria. We hope to see many of you at the next Summer Sing as well!

But please note–Gretchen has had an unexpected schedule change, and we will hold the next Summer Sing on a new date:
August 1 (no longer July 25): Maestra Kurhman will lead a sing-along of the Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem (in German), with Grace Cho, Keyboard Artist. Soloists are Danielle Talamantes, soprano and Kerry Wilkerson, baritone.
If you have shared the event flyer with any friends or posted it anywhere, we hope you’ll be able to replace it with the updated flyer attached to this e-mail.
The Summer Sing will begin at 7:00 pm and will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3022 Woodlawn Avenue in Falls Church, VA (corner of Rt. 50 and Woodlawn Avenue – easy parking).

Admission is $15 and score rental will be available for $5.

The Summer Sing will be followed by a short reception (sparkling cider and cookies) to make it easy to catch up with your Choralis friends or anyone you’ve brought along to the Sing.

We look forward to singing with you soon!

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[Original July 17, 2017]

From Lori Wicks, forwarded by Holly Hayes Hambley:

This is to cordially invite you to attend a “Summer Sing” of the Mozart Requiem and John Rutter’s Gloria this coming Tuesday, at 7:00 pm at HT.

It has been organized by Choralis (the auditioned choir Rob and I sing with), and the pieces will be conducted by Choralis’ Artistic Director, Gretchen Kuhrmann. There will be professional soloists for the Mozart and piano accompaniment. The chorus is made up of anyone who wants to sing the pieces, and based on similar events in past summers, there will probably be 50-80 people there to sing.

The usual admission fee of $15 is being waived for HT choir members, so even if you just want to listen rather than sing, the price is certainly right! Just tell the box office team that you are a member of the HT choir, and you’ll be invited right in. If you do want to sing, the music can be rented at the door for $5. Afterwards there will be cookies/cider/coffee in the Narthex to provide a chance to chat.

And – there will be another Summer Sing at HT the following Tuesday, 7/25. This one will be of the Brahms Requiem. It will be sung in German, but it is a fabulous choral masterwork even to just listen to. Plus our soloists for the Brahms include Danielle Talamantes, who currently sings under contract to the Metropolitan Opera in NY. Her rendition of the main soprano solo in the Brahms is lovely and well worth trekking to HT to hear. Again, admission will be free for HT choristers.

The flyer below has the event information. Hope to see you there!


PS: As a fun sidenote, Gretchen Kuhrmann attended HT when she was growing up, until her family moved to Germany.

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