Joyfully Together | Wolf Trap

9.18.2022 at 5PM

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SEATING: General Admission
VENUE: Filene Center
ADDRESS: 1551 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182

Featuring The Children’s Chorus of Washington, Alexandria Harmonizers, Washington Gay Men’s Chorus and the GenOUT Youth Chorus, The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Chorus, Towson University Singers, and the WPA Women, Men, and Children of the Gospel Choir.

Wolf Trap and The Washington Chorus are pleased to announce the creation of a new community choral festival celebrating the power of singing together to connect and inspire. This festival, led by The Washington Chorus’s Dr. Eugene Rogers as festival Artistic Director, will feature a wonderful mix of the area’s regional choirs across many styles and genres. This one-day festival will include short performances by each chorus on stage, and culminate in a combined performance of all participating ensembles on stage and include sing-along moments with the audience in a 7,000+ voice chorus. To make up the audience, choirs from across the region are encouraged to join as audience members, in addition to the general public. This event will be a musical moment to celebrate the power of music to unite and heal.

SIGN-UP TO JOIN US! Participation will be open to already existing and assembled vocal ensembles, and will be free for all performers. General Admission tickets will be available for $10 for non-performers. If you would like your ensemble to participate, please complete this form and submit your information. Wolf Trap staff will follow up with more information, to answer any questions, and help arrange your seating location.



*“We Are Love”

Reena Esmail, words by Melissa Studdard
featuring Aundi Marie Moore, Soprano

^Lean on Me
Bill Withers

God Said It
Willis J. DeVone

Washington Performing Arts Men and Women of the Gospel Choir
Theodore Thorpe III, Artistic Director

Take Me Home, Country Roads
John Denver

Canción con Todos

César Isella, arr. Ismael Coca Aranibar

Carlos Cordero

Puerto Rican Plena, arr. Diana V. Sáez

Towson University Singers
Diana V. Sáez, Artistic Director

^Oh Shenandoah
Traditional American Folk Song

Lift Every Voice and Sing
arr. Roland Carter

Wake Up Everybody
John Legend

Duke Ellington School of the Arts Concert Chorale
Greg Watkins, Director

^America the Beautiful
Katherine Lee Bate

Hallelujah Chorus, from Mount of Olives
Ludwig Van Beethoven

The Book of Rahul, from Door Out of the Fire
Christopher Theofanidis, words by Melissa Studdard

The Washington Chorus
featuring Nicoló Spera, Guitar & Wei-Han Wu, piano
Eugene Rogers, Artistic Director

“Climb Ev’ry Mountain”
Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers
Aundi Marie Moore, soprano
featuring Wei-Han, piano

“He Rose”
Brent Jones

Why Do We Sing
Gail Jones Murphy

Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir
Michele Fowlin, Artistic Director

^Standing Stone

Melanie DeMore

“Bridge Over Troubled Water”
Paul Simon, arr. Greg Volk

Circle of Life
music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice

Alexandria Harmonizers
Joe Cerutti, Jr., Artistic Director

^I Sing Because I’m Happy
Charles Gabriel, arr. Kenneth Paden

Let the River Run
Carly Simon, arr. Craig Hella Johnson

Shine Your Light
Raymond Wise

Children’s Chorus of Washington
Margaret Nomura Clark, Artistic Director

^Hold Everybody Up
Melanie DeMore

Brand New Day, from The Wiz
Luther Vandross

Make them Hear You, from Ragtime
music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC featuring GenOUT & 17th Street Dance
Thea Kano, Artistic Director

*United in Purpose
Rollo Dilworth
featuring Rollo Dilworth, Piano

*Combined chorus numbers
^Tutti audience participating numbers