TCS is committed to supporting and presenting new music.  In addition to featuring the work of American and other composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, we are also committed to the creation of new works.  

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The Unexpected

Joshua Fishbein, composer

Paolo, poet

Paulo is one of several talented young poets served by Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop. Free Minds uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken DC youth incarcerated as adults to their own potential. Through creative expression, job readiness training, and violence prevention outreach, these young poets achieve their education and career goals, and become powerful voices for change in the community.)

Commissioned and Premiered by the Thomas Circle Singers with support from the Nora Roberts Foundation

August Moonrise

Blake Henson, composer

Commisioned for the 35th Anniversary of TCS.

A setting of a Sara Teasdale poem that is an ode to beauty.

A New Earth

Ola Gjeilo, composer

The world premiere of Ola Gjeilo's "A New Earth" by the Thomas Circle Singers on May 22, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

A Heart in Hiding

Gwyneth Walker, composer

Commissioned for the Thomas Circle Singers by William M. and Marion D. Leach in memory of Elizabeth Ann Leach.


Premiered by the Thomas Circle Singers  March 24, 2007

The Bond of Charity

Robert Convery, composer

Glory to the Child

Daniel Gawthrop, composer