Choral Showcase

A wide variety of classical choral music from Washington and beyond — from perennial favorites to new discoveries, from Gregorian Chant to the present.

  • Valentin Silvestrov by Roberto Masotti, courtesy ECM Records

    For Ukraine

    August 21, 2022 9:00 pm

    On this week's Choral Showcase, Music for Ukraine: two works by Valentin Silvestrov of Ukraine (pictured here), and music composed clandestinely while under occupation.
  • Coventry Cathedral in ruins, October 1941

    War Requiem

    August 28, 2022 9:00 pm

    "My subject is War, and the pity of War." Benjamin Britten conducts his War Requiem, based on war-time poetry of Wilfred Owen.
  • Faust and Mephistopheles by Anton Kaulbach, c.1900


    September 4, 2022 9:00 pm

    A Rogues' Gallery

    We begin a September series called "A Rogues' Gallery" this week with The Damnation of Faust by Hector Berlioz.
  • Kullervo's Curse by Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 1899


    September 11, 2022 9:00 pm

    A Rogues' Gallery

    Our month-long series of villains, varlets, and rogues continues this week with Kullervo by Jean Sibelius.
  • Tsar Ivan the Terrible by Viktor Vasnetsov, 1897

    Ivan the Terrible

    September 18, 2022 9:00 pm

    A Rogues' Gallery

    This week's Choral Showcase presents a true villain from history: Ivan the Terrible, from Sergei Prokofiev's 1944 film score.