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Peter Baum, Chorale Chair, choralechair@fmmc.org

Paul Levitt, Chorale Conductor & Music Director, chorale@fmmc.org

Founded in 1902 as a women’s chorus, the Chorale of the Friday Morning Music Club became a mixed chorus in 1986. Now beginning it’s fourth year under the direction of Mr. Paul Leavitt, the Chorale is continuing its efforts to become a major contributor to the Washington, DC musical scene. Mr. Leavitt is an accomplished pianist and composer. An abbreviated biography may be found here.

The Chorale will have a very busy season this year. In October, the Chorale will present Mr. Leavitt’s Requiem on October 6 and 7 at the Church of the Reformation followed by a 10-day tour to Germany and Lithuania to present the Requiem in Hamburg and Vilnius.

The second concert, also with two performances, will be held January 12 and 13 at the Church of the Reformation This performance will feature the Mozart’s Requiem and Schubert’s Mass in G Major. Further details are listed below in the Concerts section.

Finally, the Chorale will again perform on April 27 and 28 at the Church of the Reformation. This final concert for the year will feature Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil.

Soloist Opportunities

In addition to the chamber/solo music performance opportunities (click here for more information), soloists are encouraged to contact Mr. Leavitt at chorale@fmmc.org about opportunities to sing on Chorale concerts during the year.

Rehearsal Schedule

Chorale Rehearsals will commence on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 1:30 pm–4:00 pm. They will be located in the Church of the Reformation Parish Hall, 212 East Capitol Street, Washington, DC. The nearest metro stop is Capitol South on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines.

Joining the Chorale

Singers in all voice parts are encouraged to join the Chorale. Singers new to the Club and the Chorale can expect to be auditioned by Mr. Leavitt in order to establish capability and part placement.

Chorale Fund

While the majority of the Chorale’s operating budget is drawn from FMMC’s General Fund, the Chorale draws from a fund dedicated to its use. For information on how to contribute to the Chorale Fund, please go to our Donations page.


This season’s Chorale concerts are listed below. Also see our Calendar of Events for more details on these and other FMMC concerts. All concerts are free and open to the public; no tickets required unless noted.

Friday, October 6, 2017 & Saturday, October 7, 2017
Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Director: Paul Leavitt
Program: LEAVITT: Requiem; A cappella works by RHEINBERGER and SCHÜTZ; and other spirituals and selections. Soloists performing are Madalaine Vander Linden, soprano; Linda Maguire, mezzo-soprano; Tae Kwak, tenor; and Daryl Yoder, bass.

Friday, January 12, 2018 & Saturday, January 13, 2018
Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Director: Paul Leavitt
Program: SCHUBERT: Mass in G Major; MOZART: Requiem in D minor.

Friday, April 27, 2018 & Saturday, April 28, 2018
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC
Director: Paul Leavitt
Program: RACHMANINOFF: All-Night Vigil.