Posts Tagged ‘sing-a-longs’

J. Reilly Lewis Messiah

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

(11/6/2010) From Chorister Fred:  Singers,
This is THE Messiah singalong you want to participate in. J. Reilly Lewis, conductor of several major choral groups (Cathedral Choral Society, Washington Bach Consort, etc.) has presented this work in his own church* for the last 38 years. Professional orchestra and soloists, too!! You’ll be surrounded by hundreds of first class singers.

Hints: It is always sold out so go early and find your friends from NOVA Chorus.
Besides, there is usually a little concert before the main attraction.
Oh, yes – a reception after.
Check out the attached poster (.pdf).
suggested donation is $20 to help out with the professional singers and orchestra

How great it is to just sing this work without attending any rehearsals. If you have never sung it before or once or twice or what seems like a million times, it’s for you. Bring friends who can’t sing. What better way to experience a great work than in live, HD, high fidelity surround sound.

*Clarendon United Methodist church
606 North Irving
Arlington, VA 2220

Cathedral Sings

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

(10/31/2010) From Chorister Fred:  Cathedral Sings: the Faure Requiem conducted by Reilly Lewis
Sunday, November 7, 2010, at 7:30 pm
Washington National Cathedral

At the above address the price is $10 but it is $11 when you click on the link to purchase a ticket on line. You can bring your own music or I believe that you can rent the music there for a fee. I always park about 2 blocks away and walk to the Cathedral but there is an underground parking lot and some next to the door if you are REALLY early.

You can make it a really full afternoon with the other events just before the sing along:
1:30 PM  Close-up Tour: Gothic Architecture – $5
3:30 PM The Fairfax Choral Society of Fairfax, VA sings a choral prelude to Evensong.
4:00 PM Choral Evensong

Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III, preacher. The Cathedral Choir of Men and Girls.

5:15 PM Organ Recital: Sergio Militello with guest organist Sergio Militello of Florence, Italy $10 donation suggested

Summer Sings

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

(5/29/2010) From Fred: Summer sings are a lot of fun. No rehearsals. Hundreds of top singers around you (and a few beginners). Show up early (to get a parking spot under the church or nearby); check in/pay $10/rent music if you didn’t bring your own; find your vocal section; talk to the singers around you (“who do you sing sing with?….”).

Their web site is:

Apparently they didn’t update it with the information, below, as they usually do.

[Admin: The New Dominion Chorale website has been updated, with the schedule, (.pdf)]

Remember that you can also sing Carmina Burana on June 27th. at the National Cathedral with Reilly Lewis conducting. Go early to park and sit up in the front and be surrounded by one of the great organs in this area.

More Carmina Burana

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

(5/24/2010) From Fred: Yes! There is still another opportunity to sing Carmina Burana. This time there are NO rehearsals. NONE! Just show up and sing it. (Bring your music.) There is plenty of seating.

It is on Sunday, June 27 at 5:30 pm in the National Cathedral (awesome).

J. Reilly Lewis (Cathedral Choral Society, Washington Bach Consort, etc.) will conduct it.

Bring your friends. Cost is only $10 per person. Be early. Get a good parking place.

Check it out at:

Check out Reilly Lewis at:

There is underground parking plus street parking in the neighborhood.

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