Music Ensemble Performances 2016-17


Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. (hosted by GraceNotes)
Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. (hosted by Phantoms)
(student-produced event)

DC A Cappella Festival 2016

The DC A Cappella Festival (DCAF) is the annual concert co-hosted by two of Georgetown’s most charismatic groups: the Phantoms, GU’s first co-ed a cappella group, and the GraceNotes, GU’s first all-female a cappella group. Each weekend’s performance features different guest groups. Programs include songs ranging from oldies to rock to pop—featuring debuts of new arrangements mixing traditional and eclectic styles.

GASTON HALL, HEALY BUILDING

$10 GENERAL | $8 STUDENT


Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

GU Chamber Singers & Concert Choir Combined

Prof. Frederick Binkholder, Artistic Director
Jinsun Cho, Accompanist
Art in a Data Driven World: Contemporary American Choral Compositions 

How does the form, beauty and expression of the singing art adapt in a technological world of metrics, analytics and data aggregation? The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers explore this remarkable convergence in a combined concert of choral music composed within the last 10 years. Modern American composers such as Siegfried, Walker, Glass, Chilcott, Jenkins and Whitacre will be featured.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE

FREE


Tuesday, November 17 at 8 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

Georgetown University Jazz Ensemble

Fall Concert 2016
Professor Aaron Broadus, Music Director

Program includes some of Quincy Jones's most famous hits and jazz arrangements along with incredible arrangements by Michael Phillip Mossman.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE

FREE


Sunday, November 20 at 2 p.m.
(student-produced event)

World Percussion Ensemble

Fall Showcase
Prof. Joe McCarthy, Director

In this exciting afternoon of rhythmic exploration, the World Percussion Ensemble presents a program that includes works by some of America's prominent percussion ensemble composers, along with original compositions by members of the WPE.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE

FREE


Sunday, November 20 at 7 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

Guild of Bands

Prof. Joe McCarthy, Director
Final Fall semester performance to include all of the ensembles of the Guild of Bands.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE

FREE


Sunday, December 4 at 3 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

Georgetown University Orchestra

Rhapsody in Blue
Angel Gil-Ordóñez, Music Director
Director Prof. Anna Celenza, Narrator

In this family-friendly performance, award-winning children's book author Anna Celenza joins the GU Orchestra in a multi-media retelling of the story behind George Gershwin's American masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue. Guaranteed to engage listeners young and old alike, the concert also features a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

GASTON HALL, HEALY BUILDING

FREE


Monday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

Messiah Sing-Along

Hosted by the GU Concert Choir
Prof. Frederick Binkholder, conductor
Gi Young Kim, accompanist
with Modern Musick
Allison Mondel, soprano
Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Regan, tenor
Jim Shaffran, baritone

Celebrating its sixth year! Ring in the holiday season with a singing of the Christmas portion of Handel’s famous oratorio. Prof. Binkholder and professional soloists and orchestra will lead the gathered ensemble through the choruses of Part I: “And the Glory of the Lord,” “And He shall Purify,” “Glory to God,” “O thou that Tellest,” “His yoke is easy,” and “Hallelujah.” In keeping with the philanthropic tradition of this work, donations will be accepted with all proceeds going to the Lombardi Cancer Center. Feel free to bring your own score, or one can be provided for you. Doors open at 7 p.m.

DAHLGREN CHAPEL

FREE, donations accepted


Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

GU Chamber Music Ensembles

Professor Netanel Draiblate, director
Netanel Draiblate and Grace E. Kim, coaches

The students of the Chamber Music Ensemble Program will present a program of chamber music masterpieces that explores the connections between the musical piece and the epoch in which it was created.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE

$5 GENERAL | FREE STUDENT 


Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
(student-produced event)
Georgetown Superfood & Georgetown Saxatones

Spring Sing

This high-energy a cappella concert features Georgetown Superfood, The Georgetown Saxatones and other local a cappella groups. The concert will celebrate the spring semester and the Georgetown community!

GASTON HALL, HEALY BUILDING

$7 GENERAL


Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

Georgetown University Chamber Singers

Prof. Frederick Binkholder, Artistic Director
Jinsun Cho, accompanist
with guests Schola Cantorum of Georgetown University
Duruflé Requiem

A combined choral concert of the both the Chamber Singers and Schola Cantorum of Georgetown University performing Gregorian Chant and Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem.

DAHLGREN CHAPEL

FREE


Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

Georgetown University Jazz Ensemble

Spring Concert 2017
Professor Aaron Broadus, Music Director

Program includes popular Big Band arrangements from classic and contemporary composers and arrangers, in a range of styles including Swing, Latin and some popular music of today.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING

FREE


Saturday, April 22 beginning at 12 p.m. 
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

Georgetown University Jazz Festival

Professor Aaron Broadus, Music Director
Bring a blanket and join us for a day of great music from local and Grammy Award-winning artists at the Georgetown University Jazz Festival.

WHITE-GRAVENOR PATIO/COPLEY LAWN
(Rain Site: McNeir Hall)

FREE


Saturday, April 22 at 8 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

GU Orchestra with the GU Concert Choir

Prof. Angel Gil-Ordóñez, Music Director - orchestra
Prof. Frederick Binkholder, Music Director - choir
Winners of the Concerto Competition and the “Symphony of Psalms” 

Winners of the Concerto Competition perform a concerto accompanied by the Georgetown University Orchestra conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez. Also on the program Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms” with the GU Concert Choir (Frederick Binkholder, music director).

GASTON HALL, HEALY BUILDING

FREE


Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

GU Chamber Music Ensembles

Professor Netanel Draiblate, director
Netanel Draiblate and Grace E. Kim, coaches

The students of the Chamber Music Ensemble Program will present a program of chamber music masterpieces that explores the connections between the musical piece and the epoch in which it was created.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE

$5 GENERAL | FREE STUDENT


Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m.
(student-produced event)

World Percussion Ensemble

Spring Showcase
Prof. Joe McCarthy, Director

In an exciting program of rhythmic exploration, the World Percussion Ensemble performs works by some of America’s prominent percussion ensemble composers, along with original pieces by members of the WPE.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE

FREE


Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

Guild of Bands

Prof. Joe McCarthy, Director
Final Spring semester performance to include all of the ensembles of the Guild of Bands.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE

FREE


 

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