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Alexandria Choral Society to Perform New Commissions

Two New Works Are the Centerpiece of Space-Themed Program, An Infinite Universe

Brian J. Issac, Alexandria Choral Society Artistic Director (Photo: Alexandria Choral Society)

Alexandria, VA – Alexandria Choral Society (ACS), led by artistic director Brian J. Isaac, will present its final concert of its 2018-19 season, An Infinite Universe, at Convergence Arts Initiative on Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.

ACS, in conjunction with the Virginia Choral Society, has commissioned two new works that will be performed: “That’s one small step…” by Tawnie Olson and “Partial Lunar Eclipse” by Lori Laitman. Olson, a prolific composer, whose works have been described as “especially glorious…ethereal” by Whole Note, has written four movements that embody the excitement of the space race and the Apollo 11 mission. Laitman, described by Fanfare Magazine as “one of the most talented and intriguing of living composers,” has taken a poem written by Sri Lankan poet Anne Ranasinghe and originally composed for solo voice and piano, and reimagined it for a full chorus.

The concert will also feature a performance from a student group selected as the recipient of ACS’s Sing-Off Grant Program. The selected group will also perform with ACS for two works at the conclusion of the concert.

Tickets are available online HERE and are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, members of the military, and students. Children 13 and under are admitted free. (Tickets are also available at the door for an additional $5 from the online price.)

For more information, please visit the ACS website or Facebook page. You can also contact Joshua Heit at [email protected] or 703.951.7849.


Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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