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Children's Chorus of Washington Presents 'Sing Scandinavia!' Spring Concert

Sunday, May 6, 2012 @4:00pm

Children's Chorus of Washington (CCW) continues on its Nordic theme and presents “Sing Scandinavia!” on Sunday, May 6 at 4 p.m. at National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. Tickets for “Sing Scandinavia!” can be purchased in advance by calling CCW’s office at (202) 237-1005 or online at www.instantseats.com. Single tickets are $10 for children 12 and under and CCW alumni; $25 for adults; and $50 for reserved section (both adult and children). Advance ticket sale ends Thursday, May 3 at 4 pm. Tickets will then be sold only at the door for an extra $2 per ticket.

This year’s Spring Concert will explore the rich choral traditions of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. It will feature works by Edvard Grieg (Norway), Carl Nielsen (Denmark), Jean Sibelius (Finland) and Carl-Bertil Agnestig (Sweden). All five ensembles, Treble Chorus, Bel Canto, Concert Chorus, Chamber Ensemble and the newly formed Young Men’s Ensemble, will perform music from at least one of these countries and certain songs, such as Who Can Sail? (Vem kan segla förutan vind) by Carl-Bertil Agnestig, will include a collaboration between ensembles.

Commenting on this year’s unique season programming, CCW’s Founder and Artistic Director, Joan Gregoryk, says, "there is such a rich tradition of choral music from these countries, and having the choristers learn these wonderful carols in the original language, allows them to experience a part of the various cultures."

Children’s Chorus of Washington (CCW) is among the finest children’s choral ensembles in the country, and is recognized for its program and artistic excellence. Its 150 singers, ages 9-17, represent over 90 public and private schools in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Children’s Chorus of Washington has been selected as “one of the best small charities in the Washington, D.C. region” for 2010-2011 by the Catalogue for Philanthropy, a prestigious honor that recognizes high impact, carefully evaluated and outstanding community-based non-profits in the area. This year, CCW is the winner of the "Best Choral Group" Wammie Award by the Washington Area Music Association.
For more information visit our website www.childrenschorus.com or call (202) 237-1005.