The Washington Chorus: Elena Ruehr

Posted by Randy Shulman
April 3, 2011 9:19 AM |

Julian Wachner directs The Washington Chorus in its third annual New Music for a New Age concert. This year's featured composer is Elena Ruehr, known for long lyrical lines and rhythmic drives, combined with cantata singing. The event features three major Ruehr works: Cricket, Spider, Bee, with text by Emily Dickinson, Gospel Cha-Cha, with text by Langston Hughes, and Averno, with text by Louise Gl├╝ck. Sunday, April 3, at 5 p.m. National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Tickets are $25 to $40. Call 202-429-2121 or visit

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