Welcome to VCS’ 31st season! After a summer of dreaming, we are more than ready to sing for you. And as always, our artistic director, Mike Horanski has a unique and fun repertoire that is going to be as wonderful for us to sing as we hope it’ll be for you to enjoy!
We’re looking forward to singing the music of Sarah Quartel, the rare, 30-something, female contemporary composer. We’re also looking forward to singing poetry by Euan Tait, set to music by composer Kim Andre Arnesen – both modern contemporary masters. And finally, we can’t wait to get into the music of established and respected composers – Bach, Bernstein, and yes, The Beatles – all of whom started out as rabble rousers, rebels, and risk takers. (Yes, even Bach!)
If you loved the last two seasons under Mr. Horanski’s baton, you’re going to have a great time with this one.
As we have for the last two seasons, we look forward to having emerging artists, youth musicians, and music students join us at every concert. As a teaching choir, this is how we cultivate tomorrow’s artists and audience. It’s how tomorrow’s marquee names learn to own their spotlight. It’s how tomorrow’s music patrons develop everything from concert etiquette to a discriminating ear.
At VCS, we do all of that. And we do it with your support.
At a time when the arts have to fight for every dollar, you help us cultivate the next generation of artists and art lovers. Your support builds rare common ground and had-to-be-there moments that appear nowhere else in our lives. None of it happens without you. So we hope you’ll join the 2018-19 Friends of VCS campaign, which runs September 1-30, 2018.
As always, it’s a great deal for the benefits. All donors get discounts with our partners Caffe Amouri, Cocoa Vienna, and – we’re excited to report – Bards Alley in Vienna! This season, all donors will also get entered into a raffle – one lucky winner will get to go to dinner with a friend. On us. Coffee, candy, wine, books, dinner, and music. What’s not to love? Become a Friend of VCS today. We promise you won’t regret it!
Donate online, or send us an old fashioned check to The Vienna Choral Society, PO Box 310, Vienna, VA 22183.
However or at whatever level you’d like to become a Friend of VCS, we are happy to have you here and sing for you.
Please join us this season!
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