May 18 update: ACS has announced that the performance of “Refuge” will be moved to June 25. The decision was made because of the rise of Covid-19 cases in the city. All tickets for May 21 will be honored on June 25.
ALEXANDRIA, VA – On Saturday, May 21, Alexandria Choral Society (ACS) will perfom the final program of its season. Director Brian J. Issac will lead ACS in the world premiere of composer-in-residence Jonathan Kolm’s “Refuge.” A portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the Northern Virginia Family Services Multicultural Center.
The center provides services, such as immigration legal, mental health, and case management, to individuals and families new to this country.
An ACS press release describes Kolm’s work as “portraying an individual’s journey out of conflict and exile and towards safety and refuge.”
The composer said: “This piece represents my passion for composing music in addition to my commitment to social justice and doing my part to try and make the world a better place for everyone.”
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church (2701 Cameron Mills Rd). For ticketing info, visit alexandriachoralsociety.org/refuge. ACS, as a nonprofit organization, follows a “Pay What You Can” model. The suggested cost per ticket is $30. All seats are General Admission.
Masks and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination are required to attend.