WWI Armistice Centennial Commemoration

The City Choir of Washington:


A Concert of Remembrance including, among other works, Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Jerusalem by Hubert Parry, and A Farewell to Arms and In Terra Pax by Gerald Finzi.


Presentation and retiring of the Colors by U.S. Army Color Guard, and Singing of the National Anthem by TCCW 140 voice chorus.


Post-concert remarks and Q&A with guest conductor Gretchen Kuhrmann, WWI historian Andrew Woods, and Director of British Counsel USA Leigh Gibson.


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Internationally acclaimed, The City Choir of Washington and Chamber Orchestra, led by Artistic Director of Robert Shafer.

Guest conductor, maestra Gretchen Kuhrmann.
WWI research historian Andrew Woods.
Director of British Counsel USA Leigh Gibson.
WHEN: Armistice Day, Sunday, November 11, 4:30 PM EST
WHERE: National Presbyterian Church
4101 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015

Among organizations supporting and or assisting the concert are the British Council / USA, First Division Museum at Cantigny, World War I Centennial Commission, National Gallery of Art, and Department of the Army / U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

The concert audience, in addition to TCCW subscribers, will include leaders and representatives from a variety of organizations and communities, such as greater Washington area universities and colleges, religious organizations, local, state and federal government entities and agencies, the philanthropic community, the diplomatic corps and various veteran organizations.

This concert event kicks-off TCCWs 2018-19 season and follows on the heels of the choirs recent, critically acclaimed, ten-day, four-concert tour of the United Kingdom.

For more information or to purchase tickets go to: A FAREWELL TO ARMS: A World War I Centennial Concert

NOTE TO MEDIA: for additional concert information, or to arrange an interview with artistic director Robert Shafer, conductor Gretchen Kuhrmann or historian Andrew Woods, please contact Michael Darling at (302) 644-7116 or (202) 997-8263 or email at [email protected].

The City Choir of Washington
Michael Darling