UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 Serenade! Washington, D.C. Choral Festival had to be cancelled, and therefore our tour has also been postponed.
Honoring the centennial of the most momentous achievement during the struggle for women’s rights in American history, Classical Movements’ 10th annual Serenade! Washington, D.C. Choral Festival (July 15—July 21, 2020) will again look globally with “World Voices for Women: Pioneers, Progress, Purpose”—inviting vocal ensembles of all kinds to celebrate the many international triumphs that women have achieved, while acknowledging how much more remains to be accomplished.
Our own Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program will feature newly commissioned choral works celebrating the legacy of five key suffragists.
The latest in our ongoing, conscious efforts to amend the canon by giving voice to composers too long excluded from the repertoire, with the 2020 Serenade! Choral Festival’s “World Voices for Women: Pioneers, Progress, Purpose,” we look forward to what higher mountains we will climb, deeper rivers we will cross and future glass ceilings we shall shatter.