Music Ensemble Events

ACADEMIC ENSEMBLES

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Georgetown University Chamber Singers

A conference celebrating the musical accomplishments of Leonardo Da Vinci on the 500th anniversary of his death

Frederick Binkholder, Artistic Director, Georgetown University Chamber Singers
Gianni Cicali, Ph.D. - Director of Graduate Studies - Dept. of Italian
Dr. Gabriele Rossi Rognoni - Royal College of Music, London
Anthony DelDonna Ph.D. - Professor of Musicology and Department Head Georgetown University

The Chamber Singers of Georgetown University have been asked by Professor Gianni Cicali to bring the music of the time of Leonardo Da Vinci to life as part of the conference celebrating the little-known musical accomplishments of the Renaissance genius at the 500th year of his death. Along with music of such contemporaries as Josquin des Prez, the Chamber Singers will perform the Sanctus by Franchino Gaffurio. Translations will be included in the program.

Italian Embassy (3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008)
The conference is open to the public. Please check the Italian Embassy website at https://ambwashingtondc.esteri.it for details.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Georgetown University Jazz Ensemble

Free For All: Jazz at GU
Paul Bratcher, Musical Director

Join the Georgetown University Jazz Ensemble for a performance featuring popular Big Band arrangements from classic and contemporary composers. Composers include, Duke Ellington, John Clayton, Art Blakey, Sammy Nestico and more.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
FREE


Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 8 p.m.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Chamber Music Ensembles Program

Fall Concert
Netanel Draiblate, Faculty 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
FREE


Saturday, November 25, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Guild of Bands

David Murray, Director

Final Fall semester performance to include all of the ensembles of the Guild of Bands. Selections will include original music composed by the band members, as well as covers of popular songs.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
FREE


Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Georgetown University Concert Choir and Orchestra

Beethoven! A Sestercentennial celebration of his birth
Frederick Binkholder, Artistic Director
Angel Gil-Ordóñez, Director

Concert Choir and Orchestra join forces to perform works of Ludwig Van Beethoven on the 250th anniversary of his birth. Program includes Beethoven’s Mass in C, op. 86 (1807); Fantasia in C minor, op 80 (Choral Fantasy) with Hojoon Kim, piano soloist; and Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 – 4th movement (Ode to Joy) featuring an audience sing-along. Translations will be included in the program.

GASTON HALL, HEALY BUILDING
FREE


Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Messiah Sing-Along

Hosted by the Georgetown University Concert Choir
Prof. Frederick Binkholder, conductor
with Modern Musick
Allison Mondel, soprano
Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Regan, tenor
Jim Shaffran, baritone

Ring in the Holiday Season with a singing of the Christmas portion of Handel’s famous oratorio. Professor Frederick 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 Comprehensive Cancer Center. Please bring your own score, or one will be provided for you. Doors open at 7 p.m.

GASTON HALL, HEALY BUILDING
FREE, donations accepted


Friday, April 3, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Georgetown University Chamber Singers

A Return to the Missions
Frederick Binkholder, Artistic Director

The Georgetown University Chamber Singers have once again been selected to be performers as part of the 13th Biennial International Festival of American Renaissance and Baroque Music in Santa Cruz, Bolivia in April of 2020. This bon voyage concert will include selections from the Archivo Musical de Chiquitos and other transcriptions from the eminent musicologist Dr. Piotr Nawrot, SVD. Translations will be provided.

DAHLGREN CHAPEL
FREE


Saturday, April 18, 2020 12-4 p.m.

Georgetown University Jazzfest

Georgetown Jazz Ensemble
Paul Bratcher, Musical Director

Bring a blanket and join us for a day of great music from local musicians and students from the greater D.C. area.

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


Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 8 p.m.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Chamber Music Ensembles Program

Spring Concert
Netanel Draiblate, Faculty 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
FREE


Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Georgetown University Jazz Ensemble

Legacy
Paul Bratcher, Music Director

Join the Georgetown University Jazz Ensemble for its spring performance featuring popular Big Band arrangements from classic and contemporary composers, including Duke Ellington, John Clayton and Sammy Nestico and more.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
FREE


Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 8 p.m.

Georgetown University Concert Choir and Orchestra

Credo and Montgomery Variations – Margaret Bonds
Frederick Binkholder, Artistic Director
Angel Gil-Ordóñez, Director

The University Concert Choir will once again join forces with the University Orchestra as they continue their effort to put research into practices as they perform the little-known Credo and Montgomery Variations by Margaret Bonds. Using a recently assembled score by Dr. Michael Cooper, the ensemble hope to bring deserving recognition to this marvelous composer.

GASTON HALL, HEALY BUILDING
FREE


Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 3 p.m.

Guild of Bands

David Murray, Director

Final Spring semester performance to include all of the ensembles of the Guild of Bands. Selections will include original music composed by band members as well as covers of popular songs.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
FREE


CO-CURRICULAR ENSEMBLES

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. (host group: GraceNotes)
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. (host group: Phantoms)

DC A Cappella Festival 2019

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

Buy tickets now for DC A Cappella Festival 2019


Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

World Percussion Ensemble

Fall Showcase
David Murray, 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


Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Georgetown Superfood & Georgetown Saxatones

Spring Sing

This high-energy, charity a cappella concert, hosted by Georgetown Superfood and The Georgetown Saxatones, features many a cappella groups from the area. The concert celebrates the spring semester and the Georgetown community! All proceeds will benefit a selected charity.

GASTON HALL, HEALY BUILDING
$7 GENERAL

Buy tickets now for Spring Sing


Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 7 p.m.

World Percussion Ensemble

Spring Showcase
David Murray, 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