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A GRAMMY® Award Winner, The Washington Chorus is considered one of the foremost choruses in the nation and a cultural leader in the Washington metropolitan area. Each year, the 200-member Chorus presents its own subscription series at the Kennedy Center and frequently appears at the invitation of the National Symphony Orchestra, having appeared with them more often than any other guest artist in the Orchestra's history. Founded in 1961, the Chorus has sung under the direction of many of the world's greatest conductors, including Mstislav Rostropovich, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos, Seiji Ozawa, Charles Dutoit, Karl Richter, Zdenek Macal, Sir Neville Marriner and Leonard Slatkin. In addition to its regular Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap performances, the Chorus has sung throughout the metropolitan area and has been acclaimed for numerous world premieres, including the American premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki's Te Deum with the National Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. The Washington Chorus has recorded GRAMMY® nominated and winning CDs, has been nationally broadcast and internationally televised, and has performed as part of a motion picture soundtrack. The Chorus has also performed for inaugurations and to honor world leaders, and has been touring internationally every other year since 1994.

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Britten: War Requiem/Washington Chorus (2 CDs!)
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Berlioz: Requiem/Washington Chorus (2 CDs!)
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Winner of the Grammy® Award for Best Choral Performance! Recorded live at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The War Requiem was written in 1962 for the consecration of the rebuilt Coventry Cathedral and was first performed there in May 1962. Coventry Cathedral had been destroyed during the Battle of Britain in World War II. The work received immediate critical acclaim and was hailed as a masterpiece. A life-long pacifist, Britten wrote his Requiem as a statement against the horrors of war. In it, he intersperses the traditional Latin Requiem texts with works by Wilfred Owen, a poet who died in battle in World War I. The Grammy® award-winning Washington Chorus and Orchestra join forces with the Shenandoah Conservatory Choir in this performance of Berlioz’s Requiem, op.5, recorded live at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In its intensity, massive scale, and lyricism, the Requiem represents the height of French Romanticism, and remains one of the most awe-inspiring works in the history of music.
   
 
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