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Master Singers of Virginia – Release

March 30, 2012 Master Singers of Virginia
April 28, 2012 Ashburn, VA 20146
703-829-6782; manager@msva.org
www.msva.org Contact: Karen Knobloch, Manager

Announces Spring Concerts Featuring Music of Veljo Tormis, Paul Hindemith and Morten Lauridsen, and American spirituals.

The Master Singers of Virginia, a 20-member choral ensemble under the direction of Dr. Erik Jones, invites audiences to experience exciting modern choral music at upcoming concerts entitled “Welcome, Spring!”

The Master Singers are excited to celebrate the return of beautiful weather at this final concert of their successful 17th season. Highlights of the performance include the Veljo Tormis works, Swing Songs, Martinmas Songs, and Helletused (Herding Calls), as well as Six Chansons by Paul Hindemith and Morten Lauridsen’s gorgeous Chansons des Roses. This concert of joyful music concludes with three American spirituals.

Concerts will be held on the following dates and locations:

– Saturday, April 28, 2012, 8:00 pm (lecture 7:15) – St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall Street, NW, Leesburg, VA
– Sunday, April 29, 2012 7:00 pm (lecture 6:15) – Our Savior’s Way Lutheran Church, 43115 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn, VA

Audiences are invited to come early to learn more about the concert’s music and composers at the popular pre-concert lecture, and stay after the show to enjoy a dessert reception and the company of the artists.

Advance tickets are available online for $15 for Adults and $12 for Students/Seniors (65+). Tickets purchased at the door are $2 extra per ticket. For a complete concert schedule and to order tickets, visit www.msva.org or call 703-829-MSVA (829-6782).

The Washington Post has declared, “The Master Singers of Virginia is among the state’s finest choral ensembles.” Currently in its 17th season, the 20-member 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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