Mission Statement & Core Values – Music That Matters | Chorsymphonica

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Based in Rockville MD a suburb of Washington DC we are a professional choral-orchestral ensemble supported by grants from The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Maryland State Arts Council. Mission Statement ChorSymphonica inspires educates enlightens and enriches Montgomery County and the Greater Washington DC area with unique choral concerts performed at the highest artistic standard. We further strive to promote appreciation for and understanding of our specialty repertoire through educational programming such as our Conversation Concerts. ChorSymphonica is inspired to inspire. We educate to learn. We get back as much as we give. More than a visit to a museum we give and receive life. We make choral music that matters. Core Values – Music That Matters  Music is a necessity not a luxury. As artists we are strongly convinced our effort holds great spiritual value and communicates a much-needed message an ingredient vital to individual and community health and growth. CHORSYMPHONICA Our Mission Statement and Core Values – Music That Matters

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 Music is relevant. Our work confronts the question “What value does this music have for us here in 21st Century America” We answer with an artistic approach that takes the historic spiritual musical and cultural context in which the music was created and highlights its relevance for our time.  Music engenders contemplation and growth. Informed by analysis and scholastic training we pursue our interpretative ideas refine them with the critical thinking of the latest research and the most rigorous published scholarship that we can comprehend and present our product in life-giving performances that touch our audiences deeply and stir in them and us contemplation of the most significant human experiences.  Informed by history dedicated to the present. Our concerts are not a visit to a museum. We take a deep knowledge of historical performance practice as a starting point not an end-station. Realizing how music may have sounded to people in the 18th Century is only part of our preparation. Our audiences are part of the 21st Century they cannot be “recreated” they are not “replicas” of ancient European models.  Our view is that a musician capable of understanding and communicating the depth and complexity of the music of Bach is a musician capable of doing many things well. Advanced training in our specialty repertoire especially the cantatas and oratorios of Johann Sebastian Bach enables the musician to excel in the entire range of the classical-choral music canon including Renaissance masters such as Palestrina Baroque composers such as Handel and Schütz Classical composers like Mozart and Haydn the Romantics including Beethoven Schubert Mendelssohn and even the Modern composers like Brahms Mahler Strauss. The music of the 20th Century and beyond is greatly influenced by Bach.  Audiences can also learn from Bach’s music. Our “Conversation Concerts” represent a popular and effective tool for accomplishing this task.  Our focus is on sharing our gifts of music knowledge and experience with audience members emerging and seasoned professional musicians. We strive for performances that cause both musician and audience to think and re-think human relationships the world in which we live together and how we live in the community. UPCOMING CONCERT Leipzigs 1st Taste Friday June 26 2020 7:30 PM. St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church 9601 Old Georgetown Rd Bethesda MD 20814

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About CHORSYMPHONICA ChorSymphonica is a professional project-based ensemble of musicians drawn from across the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond with the goal of making Music That Matters. Nearly all of our musicians have earned graduate degrees in vocal performance. Every one of our members is dedicated to using their artistic life to improve the lives of others to inspire others to a more complete point of view reaching out to audiences with our music-making through our concerts. This purpose guides and directs every rehearsal and every concert. Founded in 2011 by conductor Richard Allen Roe the group first took the name The Advent Project owing to the Advent repertoire performed on their first concert. The group has since explored a wide range of repertoire from the Renaissance to the Romantic era a cappella music with a strong emphasis on the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach. Along with their concert performances we have developed a unique concert experience called Conversation Concerts. We continue to produce these educational and musical events along with traditional non-lecture concerts and I hope you will join us for our next performance. Auditions are held periodically for membership in our database of singers and for solo opportunities. Soloists are drawn from the ranks of the chorus.  Our music reaches people on a personal level brings them to contemplation.  ChorSymphonica makes music that touches and moves people Music That Matters.  We are the House Ensemble of The Rockville Bach Academy Inc a non-profit organization chartered in Maryland. View More …

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