After a 12-month international search, the Choral Arts Society of Washington chose Scott Tucker as its new artistic director to replace retiring artistic director and founder Norman Scribner. A musician, conductor, composer and teacher, Scott comes to Choral Arts from Cornell University, where he's led vocal ensembles for the past seventeen years. Now firmly ensconced in Washington DC, Mr.Tucker leads his first full-length classical concert as Artistic Director of Choral Arts this Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm, at The National Presbyterian Church.
Titled "Brass, Brahms, and Britten," the concert includes the compelling Apparebit repentina dies by Paul Hindemith, as well as two works by Brahms, an antiphon by Walton, Ralph Vaughan Williams' popular "O Clap Your Hands," Britten's "Rejoice in the Lamb," and three selections by Giovanni Gabrielli that celebrate the glory of antiphonal music with 170 voices, brass, and organ.
Classical WETA's Deborah Lamberton spoke with Scott Tucker about the music he chose for this concert, and about what makes a good choral conductor.