National Cathedral School / Grace Chapel
Embrace the holidays' magic together with our virtuoso artists guests at the Winter Gala concert!
A selection of your favorite arias, songs and instrumental music full of happiness and joy for the season!
THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Called “winningly wily and dauntless” by Boston Classical Review, American mezzo-soprano Kate Jackman is a multifaceted musician and actress who excels in a variety of musical expression.
- OLGA ORLOVSKAYA, SOPRANO
Russian soprano Olga Orlovskaya was a bright spot in an otherwise dreary production Friday night of Donizetti`s tragic opera "Lucia di Lammermoor", presented by Wichita Grand Opera. Through only in her 20s, Orlovskaya performed the title role with style,confidence and an admirable grasp of the technically demanding coloratura passages .Especially thrilling was her understated yet fluid etching of the famously melodic "Mad Scene." (The Wichita Eagle)
Meagan Sill, soprano, is from Northern Virginia, soloist of Washington National Opera. She graduated from James Madison University (JMU) with her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a minor in jazz studies. Sill performed the roles of Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Frasquita (Carmen), Monica (The Medium), Yum-yum (The Mikado), and Mabel (Pirates of Penzance). She also performed with Luray Opera Theater as Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel and has appeared as a soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria and Brahms’ Ein deutches Requiem.
“Yulia is a special and unique artist, able to hold her own on any stage in the world.”- Daniel Rigazzi, stage Director at Metropolitan Opera in NYC
A native of Tula, Russia, Ms. Petrachuk began musical studies and performing from an early age of 5. In 2010, she was invited by The State Theater Bern (Switzerland) for a supporting role in the opera «The Love for Three Oranges», by Prokofiev, during the 2010-2011 season. In 2014, she made her debut at the Carnegie Hall with Steven Crawford, pianist and assistant conductor of Metropolitan Opera. Recently, in August 2018, Yulia sang at the Festival “Solo Belcanto Montisi” in Montisi, Italy.
Peter Omelchenko (Domra) – Peter, a graduate of the Gnessin Academy of Music in Russia, has performed with the Osipov Balalaika Orchestra, and plays and soloes with the Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra. His musical talents also include singing, arranging, composing, and teaching.
Anna Kusner (Guitar) – Anna graduated from the State Gnessin Music College in Moscow. In a duo with a Bolshoi Theater singer, she performed Russian art songs for several years at the Moscow Philharmonic Society. After graduating from the Academy of Music in Jerusalem in 1995, Anna performed with chamber orchestras and ensembles on Israeli TV, radio, and at music festivals. She has taught classical guitar widely, and has somehow found time to record 16 CDs.
DIRECTIONS AND ADITIONAL INFORNATION:
No door tickets available.
PARKING: Underground parking is available at Washington National Cathedral for $9 flat rate.
DIRECTIONS: To find the Chapel, it's better to arrive to Washington Cathedral, then you have to enter thru the main door of the Washington Cathedral School which is located on the left side from the underground parking, you have to pass thru the main school building and the garden, it's about 5-7min of walk.