October 29, 2017
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
$35 adults; $30 seniors; $15 students and children; Group of 10 or more $25 per ticket
St. Luke Catholic Church
7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101
New Dominion Chorale presents "Songs Celestial"
New Dominion Chorale will begin its 27th season with a program entitled "Songs Celestial," conducted by Thomas Beveridge, Artistic Director, and will feature organist Paul Skevington, baritone James Shaffran and countertenor Chris Dudley. Other featured instrumentalists include flautist Karen Johnson, harpist Cecile Schoon, bassist Jeffrey Koczela and percussionist Manny Arciniega. The concert will feature the premiere performance of Mr. Beveridge's "Song of Celestial Love" with a text by the 19th-century Hindu saint, Sri Ramakrishna, for chorus and an unusual combination of instruments: alto, flute, harp, bass viol and tabla ( Indian drum).The Chorale will also present works by Leonard Bernstein, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Sergie Rachmaninov, Gabriel Faure and Franz Schubert. Dr. Skevington, now in his 25th season as the Minister of Music and Liturgy at St. Luke, will play Olivier Messiaen's "Apparition de l'eglise eternelle" on the church's 61-rank pipe organ. The 200-voice New Dominion Chorale has been praised in the Washington Post as "opulent, precise and powerful."