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Thomas Colohan

The name Washington Master Chorale may sound familiar, but it is in fact the name of a new semi-professional chorus in town led by Artistic Director Thomas Colohan. On Sunday, March 20th at 4pm, the Washington Master Chorale presents a concert of British music from the early 20th century at National Presbyterian Church. In addition to well-known anthems from the "English Cathedral" tradition, the program features the beautiful, poignant and even hilarious cantata In Windsor Forest by Ralph Vaughan Williams, based on Shakespeare's comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor. Also featured is Benjamin Britten's Ballad of Little Musgrave, an exciting work for male chorus that was first premiered by a chorus of British prisoners of war during WWII. Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton spoke with Artistic Director Thomas Colohan about the choir, and this concert.