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19 Oct
Washington National Opera will present a new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata in the Opera House, October 6-21. The production will star Marlen Nahhas as Violetta Valéry and Joshua Blue as Alfredo Germont - except on October 19, when artists from the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program will star.  
    The dramatic work, with libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, is based on the novel La dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas.    

Visit http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/OTOSA
19 Oct
The Thirteen's FALL GALA
Oct 19, 7 pm - 10 pm

The Board of Trustees of The Thirteen
and Matthew Robertson, Artistic Director
Cordially invite you to attend The Thirteen’s
FALL GALA
Friday, October 19, 2018
7:30 - 10:00 PM
The Mansion on O Street
2020 O Street NW | Washington, DC 20036
Conveniently located near the Dupont Circle Metro Station.
Valet parking available.
Join us for appetizers and beverages to celebrate our eighth season with a silent auction and performances by the virtuosic voices of The Thirteen.
Visit...
20 Oct
Washington National Opera will present a new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata in the Opera House, October 6-21. The production will star Marlen Nahhas as Violetta Valéry and Joshua Blue as Alfredo Germont - except on October 19, when artists from the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program will star.  
    The dramatic work, with libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, is based on the novel La dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas.    

Visit http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/OTOSA
20 Oct

The Thirteen, the esteemed all-star professional choir known for inspired and powerful live performances, will perform concerts titled" i write your name" on October 20 & 21. The concerts, accompanied by organist Jeremy Filsell, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, marking the end of World War I.  
    The concert on October 20 will take place at the Church of the Epiphany in DC. The concert on October 21 will take place at Bradley Hills Church in Bethesda, MD.  
    The program will...
21 Oct

The Cathedral Choral Society (CCS), led by guest conductor Leonard Slatkin, will perform the world premiere of Russian composer Alexander Kastalsky's Requiem titled 1918 on October 21 at Washington National Cathedral. The composer wrote the ecumenical Requiem to commemorate the diverse nations and faiths of the Allied lives lost in World War I.
The soloists will be Anna Dennis, soprano and Joseph Charles Beutel, bass-baritone. The CCS partnered with the World War I Centennial Commission, The...

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Cantor - Church of the Little Flower - Bethesda

The Church of the Little Flower is seeking a cantor for the 2018-2019 liturgical season. 

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Baritone - Cleveland Park Congregational - NW DC

Cleveland Park Congregational is looking for an experienced Baritone singer for our choir during the school year (September – May). 

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Bass/Baritone Section Leader - Good Shepherd Lutheran - Herndon

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (1133 Reston Avenue, Herndon, Virginia) is looking for a paid Bass/Baritone section leader to begin in September.

Good Shepherd has a very unique and strong choral and music program. The semi-professional adult parish choir, about 45 strong, sings each Sunday, nine months a year, at the 11:00 AM  Service.

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Solving jigsaw puzzles involves dumping the pieces onto a table, surveying, flipping and sorting each by shape and color, and embracing the process of creating a final picture, hopefully complete.

Creating ensemble sound holds similarities to solving puzzles.  But what happens when you reach concert time with a missing piece; a mute soprano or errant tenor, for example?  Before the Internet, we would panic and make tons of phone calls.  Once email became a household utility, Lisa Koehler was in her third year networking singers to help fill church and other job vacancies and create pick up ensembles for weddings and recording projects. Singer Source LLC was officially registered as a business in 2002 and exists today as a website to list jobs, services, and concerts of interest to singers, music directors, keyboard artists and teachers.

Lisa holds a MMEd from Catholic University and a BA in Music Theory and Composition from William Smith College.  She completed her Orff-Schulwerk Level III certification at George Mason University and received grants from then employer St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Schools to study conducting with Alan Crowell at Westminster Choir College and Orff-Schulwerk with Wolfgang Hartmann of the Orff Institute.

Having held a steady church job since 1976, Lisa just completed her twentieth year with the St. John's Choir of St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square; The Church of the Presidents (currently Michael Lodico and Brent Erstadt and formerly Benjamin Hutto, The Rev. William Bradley Roberts, and Samuel Carabetta). Before St. John’s, Lisa sang for fourteen years with The Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Dr. Leo Nestor) and before that, with St. John’s Church, Norwood (Edwin Godshall), St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (David Hearn) and the St. John’s Chapel Choir of Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Dr. Lindsay Lafford) where Presiding Bishop Michael Curry received his undergraduate degree.

Lisa is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of The Thirteen, a professional vocal chamber group, Matthew Robertson, Artistic Director.  She also serves on the course committee for the DC Chapter of The Royal School of Church Music.

Lisa was Department Chair and Music Specialist during her fourteen years with St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School in Alexandria and three years prior, Vocal Music Teacher with Fairfax Country Public Schools.  She also served as Co-Chair and member of the Advisory Counsel on Instruction of the Arts for Arlington Country Public Schools for several years. 

Lisa has sung numerous concerts with Chantry Early Music Ensemble (Dr. David Taylor), The Choral Arts Society of Washington (Norman Scribner), The Woodley Ensemble (Nicholas White), The Palestrina Choir (Michael Harrison), The Norman Scribner Choir (Norman Scribner), The Washington Symphony Chamber Chorus (Stephen Simon), Collegium Cantorum (Timothy Kendall), Jubilate Chamber Singers (Carleen Dixon - Webb), Continuum Chamber Singers (Joan Reinthaler) and Cathedral Choral Society (Paul Calloway and Douglas Major).  She was a member of The American Repertory Singers (Dr. Leo Nestor) who throughout most of the 90’s to early 21st century was the primary new issue recording ensemble for ECS Schirmer Music Publishers in Boston.  Several of their recordings remain available on ARSIS Audio

Lisa’s met her husband, Ted Faris, a bass, while both were singing in Choral Arts Society.  Until parenthood became a priority, they sang together in several ensembles. Ted is a career professional for the U.S. Department of State.  They live in Arlington with two insightful teenage daughters and one very sweet cat.