Choral Arts Society of Washington Announces First Season With New Artistic Director Marie Bucoy-Calavan

By Afton Wooten

(Photo credit: Denise Apgar)

The Choral Arts Society of Washington has released the details of its 2024-25 season, led by new artistic director Marie Bucoy-Calavan.

The ensemble’s 60th season opens with the “O Night Divine!” concert and gala.

Performance Dates: December 16 & (Gala) 24, 2024 

Michele Fowlin conducts “A Family Christmas.”

Performance Dates: December 15 & 24, 2024 

“Living the Dream…Singing the Dream,” the 37th annual choral tribute concert honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is co-presented with Washington Performing Arts.

Performance Date: February 2, 2025

Up next is Haydn’s “Creation.”

Performance Date: March 30, 2025

The season closes with “A Choral Legacy: 60 Years of Creating Stories Through Voice.”

Performance Date: June 15, 2025

“I am thrilled to embark on this journey with Choral Arts,” said Bucoy-Calavan in a press release. She continues, “This season represents not just a new chapter for me as the Artistic Director, but an opportunity to create on top of the strong foundation that Choral Arts has built in the past sixty years. I look forward to celebrating new beginnings and showing the enduring power of choral music. Choral music allows us to not only create art on a large stage, but also create strong familial bonds, lasting tradition, and new ways to connect. That’s why creating will be the overall theme for this milestone year – celebrating all that the organization has done and all the innovative ways we will create now and in the years to come.”