Bucklesweet Announces Client Events for Spring 2022

By Chris Ruel

Bucklesweet has announced its client performance lineup for March and April 2022.

With events set to take place in Washington, D.C., New York City, Florida, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles, audiences around the United States will enjoy live performances across a range of genres and styles.

For this article, only vocal performances are listed, and these are by state.

Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington D.C. will perform “Brand New Day,” a look at family, love, and acceptance. The program, inspired by lyrics from “The Human Heart” featured in the one-act musical, “Once on This Island,” celebrates our commonalities with songs from “The Wiz,” “Chess,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” and others, along with songs sung in Spanish and Korean.

Performance Date: March 12, 2022, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington D.C.

Bass-baritone Davóne Tines, along with pianist Lester Green, perform recital program based on the ordinarium of the Roman Catholic Mass. Tines and Green juxtapose music by Bach with that set by contemporary composers and drawn from the traditions of art song, spirituals, and gospel music.

Performance Date: March 15, 2022, at 8 p.m. at Sixth & I in Washington D.C.

Members of The Washington Chorus, along with the National Philharmonic Chorale and The Howard University Chorale, join forces with powerhouse singers, Aundi Marie Moore, J’Nai Bridges, Norman Shankle, and Kenneth Overton, to present the world premiere of Adolphus Hailstork’s “A Knee on the Neck,” a work which commemorates the life and death of George Floyd.

Performance Date: March 26, 2022, at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD

The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King will be honored as the choirs of Washington Performing Arts and Choral Arts come together to perform “Living the Dream…Singing the Dream,” a musical tribute to the great civil rights activist that celebrates the human spirit. The concert is co-presented with the Choral Arts Society of Washington.

Performance Date: April 10, 2022, at 7 p.m. at Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, D.C.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington D.C. is slated to present GenOUT “Youth Invasion.” C. Paul Hines will direct the GenOUT Youth Chorus’ annual concert, “Youth Invasion.” Mosaic Harmony, a Virginia-based choir, will make a special guest appearance.

Performance Date: April 24, 2022, at 3 p.m. at MLK Library, Washington, DC

Beloved mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato brings to Washington Performing Arts her passion project, “Eden.” to Washington D.C. audiences. The theater and music experience looks at what makes us human and the magnificence of nature. DiDonato includes works of Handel, Ives, Gluck, Mahler, and others, and will share the stage with il Pomo d’Oro, a 20-member chamber orchestra known for historical performance.

Performance Date: April 24, 2022, at 7 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD

New York

Baroque and Classical specialists, Four Nations Ensemble, will present “Music of the Pleasure Gardens.” The program centers on music one might have heard in London’s pleasure gardens during the 18th century. The performance is part of the Aspect Chamber Music Series.

The evening’s lineup includes music by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Chilcot, and Battishill. Caltech professor emeritus of literature and history, John Brewer, will give a talk about the pleasure gardens and their significance in early modern England. Vocalists slated to perform are soprano Pascale Beaudin and tenor Thomas Cooley.

Performance Date: April 28, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. at Bohemian National Hall, New York, NY


Choral Arts Initiative will celebrate both the world premiere and album release of Jeffrey Derus’ concert-length work, “From Wilderness.” The composition looks at the wilderness’ power to transform individuals and will feature Choral Arts Initiative, solo cello, and crystal singing bowls.

Album Release Date: April 22, 2022

Performance Date: April 24, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, CA