Winter Concerts - washington d.c. - a dream of america

Master Singers of Virginia presents a concert exploring the local roots and conflicts in achieving the American Dream, with music by Stephen Paulus, Robert Shaw, Marques L.A. Garrett, Knut Nystedt, Darmon Meader, and others. The Pilgrims dreamed of a New World free of religious persecution, while Native Americans dreamed of living in peace on their land. Our forefathers dreamed of a new nation, independence, and a shining new Capital city. When Civil War pitted brother against brother, we dreamed of a united nation, and freedom from slavery. As wars rocked our world, we dreamed of escape from the cares of the world. We dream of prosperity, and equality, new horizons in space, and family. Most of all, we dream of peace. In a script by Mary Ellen Connelly, using letters, speeches, and essays alongside modern choral music, we will explore the many facets of the American Dream.

March 10, 2018 4:00pm - Our Savior's Way Lutheran Church, Ashburn, VA

March 11, 2018 4:00pm - Waterford Old School House, Waterford, VA

March 17, 2018 7:00pm - St James' Episcopal Church, Leesburg, VA



Cry Out and Shout                                                                        Knut Nystedt

At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners                                 Williametta Spencer

Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal                                                Robert Shaw, arr. Alice Parker

Horizons                                                                                          Peter Louis van Dijk

Battle Hymn of the Republic                                                       Music attributed to William Steffe, arr. Joe Liles

The Day is Done                                                                             Stephen Paulus

Even When He Is Silent                                                                Kim André Arnesen

Hold On                                                                                            Marques L. A. Garrett

Let Nothing Trouble You                                                              Roderick Williams

Workin’ on the Railroad                                                               Erik Jones

Study War No More                                                                      J. David Moore

Stars                                                                                                  Ēriks Ešenvalds

America the Beautiful                                                                   Darmon Meader

Let My Love Be Heard                                                                  Jake Runestad