Posts Tagged ‘alexandria symphony orchestra’

Master Class

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

From Dr. Whitmire: Dear Singers- There will be master class (.pdf) with Kim Allen Kluge and Claudia Chudacoff (conductor and concertmaster of the ASO) today, 2-4pm in 130.

Washington Post

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Washington Post review:  Alexandria Symphony and joint chorus produce a powerful Verdi Requiem – direct weblink, or PDF of article.

Verdi Media

Friday, March 11th, 2011

From Fred:  Mary Yee has discovered the following for us:

Professional photos of our last rehearsal:

Youtube interview with Maestro Klugi on the requiem:

and the tenor soloist:

Thanks, Mary

ASO Tickets

Friday, March 4th, 2011

(2/24/2011) From Dr. Whitmire:  Dear Singers
The ASO will provide 2 complimentary tickets per NOVA Community Chorus member.  If anyone wants more tickets, you can offer further tickets at a 50%-off discount.  Comps can be reserved by emailing with name, performance desired, and whether its 1 or 2 tickets.  If anyone wants 2 comps and additional tickets it is best to call 703-548-0885 between 10am and 5pm.

(2/25/2011) Update:  Dear Singers- Please note: Comps may be reserved by emailing  Please do not call the box office unless you are purchasing additional tickets.

(3/4/2011)  Update:  From ASO:  We believe we are in receipt of all requests (meaning anyone who had problems emailing probably called when they got an error message back).  I know we have about 6 or 7 requests still to enter and email tickets.

I would propose this:  If an individual requested tickets by email and has not received print-at-home tickets yet, they should check their spam folders first.  Print-at-home tickets have been emailed and appear as a pdf attachment to an email.  If anyone who requested tickets has definitely not received them, they should email or call 703-548-0885 on Monday, 3/7.

Rehearsal Notes

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

From Stage Manager Fred: Steve Shetler, manager of the Schlesinger Center received a note from the ASO’s stage manager that we choristers will be seated in the auditorium rather than be on stage.

I’ll be in the auditorium early to stake out our place in the center.
Early arrivals can help by being the stakes around the edges.

– Be Early
– Be Silent (standing, seating, turning pages)
– Be Professional (confident – watch the director – hold your head & music up)
– Smile

Concert Promotion

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

From Dr. Whitmire: Please publish/announce this event. Photo attached.

The NOVA Community Chorus (Dr. Mark Whitmire, Director) will perform the Verdi Requiem with the Alexandria Symphony on Saturday, March 12, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 13, at 3:00 p.m. Both performances will be in Schlesinger Concert Hall. The 110 voices of the NOVA Community Chorus will be joined by three other leading regional choruses to form a combined chorus of more than 300 voices to sing this masterpiece of the choral-orchestral repertoire. ASO conductor Kim Allen Kluge will lead the chorus, orchestra and vocal soloists. For tickets call 703-548-0885 or email

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Upcoming Rehearsals

Friday, February 25th, 2011

From Dr. Whitmire:  Dear Friends-
We are very much looking forward to the upcoming Verdi Requiem rehearsals and performances. I will not be at rehearsals on 3/2 (I am tied up with rehearsals in Richmond) or 3/9 (I am in Chicago at the ACDA Convention). My assistants Peggy Harrison and Fred Wulff will be in charge of the NOVA community Chorus and available to help in any way that is needed. I will be there on Mon. 3/7 and at both performances, of course. In the meanwhile, please let me know if there is anything I can do to be of help.

Verdi Ticket Discount

Friday, February 11th, 2011

From Chorister Ellie:  For half price tickets to the Verdi Requiem (full price ranges from $35 to $65), use the discount code “BOOK” online at or call 703 548-0885.

Verdi Publicity

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

From Dr. Whitmire:  Dear Singers- While I continue to be informed (and annoyed) of ASO publicity that has not listed us as participants in the Verdi Requiem, we are listed on the ASO website (see below). Yours-DrW

Symphony Concert 4
Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 8 pm
Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 3 pm
Schlesinger Center

With Jan Cornelius, soprano; Stacey Rishoi, mezzo; Scott Six, tenor; Gus Andreassen, bass-baritone; Alexandria Choral Society; The Metropolitan Chorus; Heritage Signature Chorale, NOVA Community Chorus