Presenting the beauty of song.

Welcome to our 2021-2022 hybrid season

We are blessed at Vocal Arts DC to be custodians of an art form so intimate that it only requires sufficient space to accommodate a piano, a singer and a pianist to allow for adequate social distancing. That compactness allowed us to deliver most of the recitals we would otherwise have presented live at the Kennedy Center last season to you in virtual form. We are taking an extremely cautious approach in our return to live music, and so will present a hybrid season in 2021-2022, comprised of three virtual recitals this fall, followed by four live recitals in the Terrace Theater beginning in January 2022.

We recognize that the pandemic has been financially hard on many people, so these three online recitals will be available on a pay-what-you-can basis. If you are able to make a contribution at the time of your viewing, that is great, and we thank you in advance; if you are not, please be our guest and experience the unique catharsis music provides absolutely gratis. Additionally, we are rolling back ticket prices for the four in-person recitals to what they were in 2017-2018. Subscriptions will go on sale on the Vocal Arts DC website in the coming weeks, and single tickets will go on sale through the Kennedy Center Box Office at a later date.

By the time we take the stage again in January, it will have been twenty-three months and one week since we last presented a live recital in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. As grateful as all of us have been for virtual music in the interim, nothing can ever replace the thrill of hearing an exceptionally beautiful and unamplified solo voice lifted in song in a vibrant acoustic with a live audience sharing the experience of hearing a story told and reacting to it together. We cannot wait to share that experience with all of you again.


While we are thrilled to be heading back to our home at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, the health and safety of our patrons are our top priority. 

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P.O. Box 42423
Washington, DC 20015