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Alexandria Choral Society Returning for March 19 Performance at George Washington Masonic National Memorial

ACS will be accompanied by Washington Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, host silent auction after concert

The Alexandria Choral Society in an undated photo. (Photo courtesy Alexandria Choral Society)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – On Saturday, March 19, the Alexandria Choral Society (ACS) will perform at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. The occasion is part of their annual gala and silent auction, and the night marks the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that ACS is appearing in concert.

Under the direction of Brian J. Issac, ACS will present Dan Forrest’s “Lux: The Dawn from on High.”  This five-movement work explores the artistic inspiration that light, and by extension, hope can provide. (“LUX” is the Latin word for light. The work was written in 2018 and inspired by various writings including liturgy and modern love poems.

“We are overjoyed to return to the stage for the first time since March 2020,” said Issac, “performing a work that speaks of an unconditional love that courageously shines through the current darkness – a love that, indeed, lights the whole sky.”

ACS will be accompanied by the Washington Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, conducted by David Weigert. The MYO has welcomed and supported young musicians for more than four decades.

After the performance, scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m., ACS will hold its silent auction. Attendees can support the choir and local businesses by bidding on baskets and other items from some of Alexandria’s most-loved shops. A raffle will also take place. The big prize? A trip to Virginia Beach.

Everyone in attendance is required to wear a mask inside the building. Vaccinations are required to attend, and volunteers will be checking vaccination status at the door.

To learn more and purchase tickets, click HERE  (Ticket prices are not available until registering for or signing into an account on the ACS website.)

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is located at 101 Callahan Drive.

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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 is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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