You are here

Washington Summer Sings!

In 2016, Clarendon UMC became the new host of this beloved annual Washington choral tradition.  Originally begun by the Paul Hill Chorale in 1982, Thomas Beveridge and the New Dominion Chorale hosted the sing-alongs for twenty years before inviting Dr. J. Reilly Lewis, who had conducted numerous Washington Summer Sings! concerts, to sponsor the series at Clarendon UMC.  Reilly accepted and was thrilled to be at the piano to accompany Thomas Beveridge for the first of the two concerts at Clarendon in June 2016. Sadly, Reilly died suddenly three days later, and the Brahms Requiem, which he was slated to conduct, became a requiem in his memory.  

We are honored to continue this tradition in Reilly's memory, but also in support of making great choral music accessible to as many people as possible.  Clarendon UMC has a rich history of glorifying God through music, and we hope you will join us as we continue to do so in the years to come!


Tuesday, June 4 - Thomas Colohan conducts the Verdi Requiem

Tuesday, June 11 - Allan Laino conducts the Brahms Requiem

Tuesday, June 18 - Michael Horanski conducts the Mozart Requiem

Tuesday, June 25 - Robert Shafer conducts the Fauré Requiem

All events begin at 7:30pm. You are encouraged to bring a score if you have one, and scores are also provided at the door. Admission is free, however a $10 donation is suggested to help sustain this wonderful series! A light dessert reception will follow each concert.




Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer