Master Singers of Virginia sing Eespere
Kultuur 21 Feb 2012  EWR
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Winter 2012 Shakespeare Of Today

The Master Singers of Virginia, a 19-member a cappella ensemble under the direction of Dr. Erik Jones, breathes new life into the work of Shakespeare by performing modern arrangements of the Bard’s sonnets, as well as works by Estonian composer Rene Eespere, Jaakko Mantyjarvi, and Benjamin Britten.

Concerts will be held on the following dates and locations:

Saturday, February 25, 8:00 pm (lecture 7:15) – Our Savior’s Way Lutheran Church, 43115 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn, VA

Sunday, February 26, 7:00 pm (lecture 6:15) – Loudoun Country Day School, 20600 Red Cedar Drive Leesburg, VA 20175

Tickets are $15 for Adults and $12 for Students/Seniors (62+) in advance, plus $2.00 more at the door. Optional pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before performance. For a complete concert schedule and to order tickets, visit or call 703-829-MSVA (829-6782).

In February of 2012, the Master Singers present Shakespeare of Today. This marvelous and diverse concert features new music by Estonian composer Rene Eespere and the greatest choral masterpiece by two wonderful composers, Jaakko Mantyjarvi's Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae and Benjamin Britten's Hymn to St. Cecilia. The ensemble will also sing a number of jazz-influenced settings of texts by William Shakespeare.

The Washington Post has declared, "The Master Singers of Virginia is among the state's finest choral ensembles." Currently in its 16th season, the 28-member a cappella choir is dedicated to bringing the highest quality choral music to the people of Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. Concentrating primarily on 20th- and 21st-century choral music, the Master Singers ensemble uses concerts to enrich, educate, and entertain its audiences.
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