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Serenade! Festival Celebration
Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 4:00 PM
Presented by Strathmore and Classical Movements
Savor the glory of the human voice in this spectacular celebration that gathers international choir participants in the 2012 Serenade! Washington D.C. Choral Festival. Hear South African freedom songs with the historic Imilonji KaNtu Choral Society; the pure vocal sounds of the Minnetonka Chamber Choir; Canada’s upbeat Countermeasure a capella; the amazing harmonies of the Voices of Namibia; the beautifully blended sound of Australia’s Young Adelaide Voices; and extraordinary children’s choirs including Colombia’s Verata E Liberia, the Czech Republic’s Zvonky Praha, Boston’s home-grown, Boston City Singers, and Canada’s award-winning Cantaré Children’s Choir. This year’s festival focuses on new music, with each choir bringing new music or music from their home country. Strathmore audiences can hear a pair of premieres performed by all 325 singers: one by Stephen Paulus, and the world premiere of “We Are as One” by Aaron Jensen.
Free, no tickets required.
The line for admission will form beginning at 3pm outside the Music Center’s main entrance.
This concert will run approximately 135 minutes including intermission.
PLEASE NOTE: Metro will perform major track work over the weekend of June 29-July 1. The work will begin at 10 p.m. Friday and continue through system closing on Sunday.
RED LINE SINGLE TRACKINGTrains will single track through two work zones: between Judiciary Square and Rhode Island Ave and between Medical Center and Grosvenor. Red Line trains between Shady Grove and Glenmont will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend. Customers should build an extra 10 minutes into their travel plans.
Visit Metro website for complete Metro shutdown information.