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Sefardic Celebration!

by November 17, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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Tonight at 7:30pm, Trio Sefardi will be presenting a special concert at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church.  This will be Washington Revels’ second “salon-concert” presented in conjunction with the 2011 Christmas Revels show–offering a great opportunity to hear and interact with our guest musicians in a more intimate setting than Read more »

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The Future Has Arrived

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Tuesday’s InterFaith Concert was lovely – there was such a delightful variety of performances, from traditional choirs in formal wear to barefoot dancers in shiny costumes. But this may be the thing that amazed me the most that night… See that thing on the piano? Ramon Bryant Braxton, the accompanist Read more »

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A Night in the Cathedral

by November 16, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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Yesterday afternoon I had an exciting trip: A fellow member of the Christmas Revels chorus picked me up at Dulles – I’d just flown in from a weekend in Ontario – and rushed me to the Washington National Cathedral. We were headed there to perform in the InterFaith Concert, which is Read more »

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Greetings from Music Land

by November 3, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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One month from now, we will be opening The Christmas Revels in Lisner Auditorium!  Whoa… Over here in “music land,” there are lots of moving parts this year.  First, there is the chorus — made up of adults and teens, and numbering about 55.  We have been learning music in Read more »

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A Visit from Trio Sefardi

by November 2, 2011 » Add more comments.
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Here’s an instruction I haven’t gotten before: “I need you to channel your inner Fiddler on the Roof.” Tonight was our first time practicing with all three of the members of Trio Sefardi – Susan Gaeta, Howard Bass, and Tina Chancey. They’re a local group that plays Sephardic music. When Read more »

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