Singer, oboist, keyboard player, composer, arranger, teacher and conductor Thomas Beveridge is also Artistic Director of the largest chorus in the DC area: the 250-voice New Dominion Chorale. On May 16th at NOVA's Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Beveridge leads them in a performance of his own choral work, Symphony of Peace. The concert, part of the ongoing America Sings festival showcasing American vocal and choral music, also includes Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms on the program, presented in the rarely-heard version for full orchestra. Thomas Beveridge talks with Classical WETA morning host David Ginder in a conversation that offers excerpts from the 2002 world premiere of Beveridge's Symphony of Peace.
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