Looking Back - TCS Celebrates 45 Years
Saturday September 19, 5:00-6:00 PM
Founded in 1976, TCS grew out of a music group from Luther Place Memorial Church that believed sharing the beauty of music could help transform what was at that time a blighted community. Artistic Director James Kreger began his tenure with TCS in January of 1989. Since those early days, the Thomas Circle neighborhood has gone through tremendous change, as has TCS.
Join four members of our alto section and Jim Kreger as they discuss and share remembrances of the early years of TCS to the present. Krista Bradley, director of programs and resources for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, and a former TCS board chair, will moderate, with singer panelists Deborah Kennedy Coster, former board chair and inaugural recipient of the Deborah Kennedy Coster Spirit Award; Wendy Bond, TCS librarian; and Wendy Shank, former singers’ president.
Meet the Composer - Blake Henson
Tuesday September 29, 7:30-8:30 PM
Blake Henson’s “August Moonrise” was composed in 2011 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of TCS. This gorgeous setting of the Sara Teasdale poem has become a treasured and favorite addition to TCS’s repertoire. Director Kreger and Dr. Henson will discuss the piece as well as their thoughts on recent projects and on composing choral music and selecting texts. Those present will be invited to join in a sing-along (via a May 2019 TCS recording) of a performance of the work.
TCS Online Silent Auction Kick Off
Saturday, October 24, 5:00-5:45 PM
Get dressed to the nines (or not)! TCS is excited to be hosting its postponed annual Silent Auction Party online. Our biggest party of the year will have a different look with an exciting and expanded line up of events.
Party goers will hear highlights of the season from Jim Kreger, enjoy performances by both the Thomas Circle Singers and guests, see a presentation about the important work of our partner organization Art Enables, and be able to indulge in other activities. In addition to early access to our fabulous online silent auction, those in attendance will also be eligible for door prizes.
TCS Virtual Choir Video Release
Saturday November 21, 5 :00
Just in time for Thanksgiving! Be among the first to see the live release of our first virtual choir video featuring current singers and recent TCS alumni.
Carols, Cookies, and Cocktails
Saturday December 19, 5:00-6:00 PM
Our popular annual Christmas concert moves online this year with some new twists and surprises. Snuggle up at home around the Christmas tree and join the singers in a video performance of music for Christmas, as well as a joyful and uplifting sing-along of favorite carols. In addition, singers will share favorite Christmas memories. Our friends at Catoctin Creek Distillery, will share some holiday cocktail recipes with us, and attendees will be eligible for door prizes. Advance ticket holders will receive a digital holiday booklet ahead of time featuring a caroling book for the sing-along and favorite Christmas cookie recipes. Ticket proceeds will benefit ArtEnables.
For an extra special evening, order an event box featuring an original ornament hand painted by the artists of Art Enables. Stay tuned for more details!