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HANDEL: MESSIAH for a Time of Pestilence

Saturday, December 5, 2020 | 7:30pm

The Orchestra of the Hills

Amy Broadbent & Marie Marquis, sopranos

Sylvia Leith & Claire Galloway Weber, mezzo-sopranos

Matt Hill & David Artz, tenors

Edmund Milly & Steven Slupe, bass-baritones

Tatiana Chulochnikova, concertmaster

Matthew Robertson, conductor

During a Holiday season like no other, experience the work that reigns unchallenged as the ultimate celebration of the Christmas story. Dazzling vocal solos, instrumental fireworks, and virtuosic choral writing make Handel’s Messiah the musical crown of the holiday season. Join the exceptional period instrumentalists of The Orchestra of the Hills, a who’s-who of the DC area’s finest singers, and conductor Matthew Robertson for all three parts of this beloved work, featuring the Hallelujah Chorus, The Trumpet Shall Sound, Worthy is the Lamb, and more. 

This intimate performance will be livestreamed and available On Demand through December 25, 2020.

Livestream tickets: $30 for households. Links to the livestream and program will be sent out immediately prior to the concert via email to the email address used when purchasing tickets.

In the event that we are able to welcome an in-person audience in addition to the livestream, a household livestream ticket will count as one adult’s in-person ticket. In the event of limited seating for an in-person audience, Season Subscribers will be given precedence.

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An Evening of Readings and Carols

The Thirteen

Sunday, December 20, 2020 | 5:00pm

Bill Bukowski, Doreen Gentzler, and Denyce Graves, special guests

Join the DC-based all-star professional vocal ensemble The Thirteen as they sing carols from King’s College’s trove of music for their annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Paired with poetry on the Christmas story by acclaimed poets including Maya Angelou and Margaret Gooding, this concert is sure to delight and excite audiences of all ages. With notable Special Guests reading exquisite poetry on the Christmas story and powerful singing, there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than with The Thirteen, which has been described as singing “…with striking color and richness…” (Anne Midgette, Washington Post).

This performance will be livestreamed and available On Demand through January 1, 2021.

Livestream tickets: $30 for households. Links to the livestream and program will be sent out immediately prior to the concert via email to the email address used when purchasing tickets.

In the event that we are able to welcome an in-person audience in addition to the livestream, a household livestream ticket will count as one adult’s in-person ticket. In the event of limited seating for an in-person audience, Season Subscribers will be given precedence.

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Songs from the Heart

Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano

Laura Ward, piano


Recognized worldwide as one of today’s most exciting vocal stars, Denyce Graves continues to gather unparalleled popular and critical acclaim in performances on four continents. Join us for Ms. Graves’ triumphant return to Bradley Hills Presents, performing a concert of love songs from the heart on Valentine’s weekend.Saturday, February 13, 2021 | 7:30pm

Ms. Graves has performed at, among others, the Capital’s Rotunda, the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Operhaus Zürich, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Teatro Colón, and the Los Angeles Opera. USA Today identifies her as “an operatic superstar of the 21st Century,” and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution acclaims: “if the human voice has the power to move you, you will be touched by Denyce Graves.”

This performance will be livestreamed and available On Demand through February 20, 2021.

*Livestream tickets: $30 for households. Links to the livestream and program will be sent out immediately prior to the concert via email to the email address used when purchasing tickets.

In the event that we are able to welcome an in-person audience in addition to the livestream, a household livestream ticket will count as one adult’s in-person ticket. In the event of limited seating for an in-person audience, Season Subscribers will be given precedence.

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Trailblazers of the Piano

Brian Ganz, piano

Saturday, March 6, 2021 | 7:30pm

Beethoven, Chopin, and Debussy

The Washington Post writes: “One comes away from a recital by pianist Brian Ganz not only exhilarated by the power of the performance but also moved by his search for artistic truth.” One of Belgium’s leading newspapers, La Libre Belgique goes further, writing: “We don’t have the words to speak of this fabulous musician who lives music with a generous urgency and brings his public into a state of intense joy.” Join Ganz in the warm acoustics of Bradley Hills Church and on our warm 1904 Steinway B piano for an intimate concert to feature works by Beethoven, Chopin, and Debussy.

This performance will be livestreamed and available On Demand through March 20, 2021.

Livestream tickets: $30 for households. Links to the livestream and program will be sent out immediately prior to the concert via email to the email address used when purchasing tickets.

In the event that we are able to welcome an in-person audience in addition to the livestream, a household livestream ticket will count as one adult’s in-person ticket. In the event of limited seating for an in-person audience, Season Subscribers will be given precedence.

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King (and Queen) of Organs – Two Hands, Two Feet, Two Organs

Matthew Robertson, organ

Saturday, May 29, 2021 | 7:30pm

 Often described as The King of Instruments, what could be better than a concert featuring the organ? A concert featuring two organs! Join Matthew Robertson for a concert featuring Bradley Hill’s 1973 Holtkamp and 2016 Taylor & Boody organs. Featuring works by Sweelinck, Frescobaldi, Cabanilles, Brahms, Bach, and more, this concert is not to be missed!

This performance will be livestreamed and available On Demand through June 12, 2021.

Livestream tickets: $30 for households. Links to the livestream and program will be sent out immediately prior to the concert via email to the email address used when purchasing tickets.

In the event that we are able to welcome an in-person audience in addition to the livestream, a household livestream ticket will count as one adult’s in-person ticket. In the event of limited seating for an in-person audience, Season Subscribers will be given precedence.

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About

The concert series is an important means of connecting with the wider musical community, a source of mission and social outreach and a vital form of evangelization. The mission of Concerts at Bradley Hills is to provide world-class musical events in a wonderful acoustic setting, thereby sharing the joy of music with the public as a living ministry. Some of these concerts are also essential ways of aiding social justice ministries through the donation of proceeds to various charitable organizations.  

History

A concert series at Bradley Hills was first created under the tenure of Donald S. Sutherland, director of music from 1971 to 1999. From 1972 to 1991, “Bradley Hills Presents” offered world-class concerts, featuring many famous musicians: Marie-Claire Alain, William Albright, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, David Craighead, Leon Fleisher, Judith and Gerre Hancock, Susan Landale, André Marchal, the National Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, Martin Neary, Louis Robilliard, Ned Rorem, Albert Russell, Larry Smith, Donald S. Sutherland, Vernon de Tar, the Theatre Chamber Players, and Dame Gillian Weir.

With the revival of the concert series in 2009 Bradley Hills has once again opened its doors to talented performers as a mission to the wider music community.

Friends of Music

Friends of Music consists of all those who, through donation of their time and financial gifts, support the cause of concerts at Bradley Hills. Concerts sponsored by Friends of Music are supported solely through suggested donations and admission costs collected at all events, as well as the gracious financial contributions and volunteer efforts of Friends of Music.

Become a Friend of Music: If you would like to become a Friend of Music at Bradley Hills or receive email updates and mailings about future concerts:

  • Please contact Friends of Music.
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