Classical Movements is proud to announce the 10th Serenade! Washington DC Choral Festival in 2022: Return, Remember, Rejoice!

After the profound losses and monumental shifts of the past year and a half, we see a need to come together and celebrate our collective hope for the future. At the same time, we seek to reflect on and honor the work, sacrifices, and heartache we have all undergone in this time of great uncertainty.

Join other choirs from around the US and the world in iconic Washington, DC, June 30 to July 4, 2022, for 5 days of adventure, joyous music-making, and togetherness to mark the journey we have all undertaken in the past year. You will have the chance to collaborate with other choirs of all ages, learn from your colleagues and key industry figures in meaningful workshops, and engage the local community with acts of service. The week culminates in a festive finale concert in a special local venue in the Washington, DC area, known for its fine choirs, churches, and concert halls.

Washington, DC is known around the world for its famous monuments and storied government halls, but the culture of the city itself is often overlooked. Look beyond the white limestone to the heart of the city, and get to know it as the locals do: a vibrant and diverse cultural center with music and art in its soul.

Celebrate the return of choral music for us, and join us for the 10th Serenade! Washington DC Choral Festival! Together, we will return, remember, and of course, REJOICE!

For more information on Classical Movements’
2022 Serenade! Choral Festival, please call or email:
(+1) 703-683-6040

Serenade! Testimonials:

It was a very special pleasure for us to have been involved in Serenade! It was an enjoyable, instructive and educational experience for us all. The physical, cultural and psychological distance travelled by the women and men of the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir from the dust of Central Australia to the world’s most powerful capital and its prestigious stages was monumental, mind stretching and historic, expanding their horizons, enhancing their skills, and widening their friendship circle.

“Absolutely magical…you have created something truly special with the Serenade! Festival.”

Grant Gershon | Artistic Director, Los Angeles Master Chorale

“Laced with precision, care, passion, variety and excitement,
Classical Movements is the go-to company to organize a festival such as Serenade!”

Madras Youth Choir (India)

“The high-class of [Serenade!] is exceptional.”

Philippe Ostiguy | Artistic Director, Les Voix Boréales (Canada)

“With all the many different musical experiences we had,
it is impossible to put into words how amazing Serenade! was.”

Laura Jēkabsone | Latvian Voices

Serenade! Press:

“The most genuinely international ensemble I’ve ever heard, apart from the Olympic Games.”

Anne Midgette, Washington Post

“Bringing together top-tier choirs from a dozen countries in a bid to show music’s universality—
how the joy of singing transcends cultures.”

Agence France Presse, 2017

“A majestic showcase of what can be achieved through collaboration, and a most welcome reminder that
we all have a voice, and that the glory of song can resoundingly reaffirm a
common sense of humanity, the world over.”

Songlines Magazine (U.K.), 2017

“Serenade! will fill this region with a rich diversity of sounds and will promote cultural interaction.”

Tim SmithBaltimore Sun

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