“In just a few seasons, artistic director Robert Shafer has shaped the City Choir of Washington into another of the area's first-class choruses.”– The Washington Post
Critics and audiences alike have praised The City Choir of Washington and its Artistic Director Robert Shafer for consistently beautiful choral tone, clear diction, and exquisite attention to musical detail. Robert Shafer is Washington’s Grammy® Award-winning choral conductor, composer, educator and church musician, and has been active in the Washington, DC area for more than 40 years. The City Choir has performed with The National
Symphony and The Washington National Opera Orchestra at The Kennedy Center and at Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts under the batons of Stephen Lord, Randall Craig Fleischer, Ludwig Wicki, Marvin Hamlisch, and Murry Sidlin. In addition, the group has performed to capacity audiences on their own yearly subscription series conducted by Maestro Shafer.
The City Choir is comprised of 140 professional-level volunteer singers from throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The City Choir of Washington dedicates itself to inspiring singers, audience members and the community to discover the rich musical and cultural heritage of choral music. Through performances and educational and community outreach programs such as The City Singers, Partners in Song, Young American Artists and Collegiate Internships, The City Choir is committed to nurturing the next generation of performers and audience members.
To purchase tickets, visit www.thecitychoirofwashington.org or call 301-572-6865.