Sun, February 26, 2017 - 5:00 PM

New Music for a New Age: Julian Wachner

National Presbyterian Church

New Music for a New Age 
Presenting the works of Julian Wachner

Conducted by Thomas Colohan

Described as “bold and atmospheric” by The Washington Post and “energetic and ingenious” by The Boston Globe, the music of our own Julian Wachner is presented in the award-winning New Music for a New Age series. To celebrate Julian’s lasting legacy on today’s music scene, guest conductor Thomas Colohan directs Julian’s beloved works. This concert provides an opportunity to hear directly from the composer in this interactive concert experience. 


National Presbyterian Church

4101 Nebraska Avenue Northwest Washington, DC


Featured Recordings

  • Christmas with The Washington Chorus
  • Julian Wachner: Chamber Music
  • Julian Wachner: Complete Works for Chorus Volume 1
  • Julian Wachner: Sacred Music
  • Julian Wachner: Symphony No. 1
  • Julian Wachner: Triptych
  • The Snow Lay on the Ground

Related Press

  • Review: Julian Wachner Celebrates Ginastera’s Centennial–The New York Times

    For this concluding program…Mr. Wachner conducted Ginastera’s seldom-heard “Psalm 150” for chorus and orchestra, followed by Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The…read more

  • The diverse talents of choral director and composer Julian Wachner–Classical Music Examiner is hard to resist the spell of Wachner’s high-energy rhetoric, particularly when he is working with large numbers of…read more

  • La sensualité mystique selon Julian Wachner–Le Devoir

    Ce concert de lundi, dédié à Christopher Jackson par les musiciens et organisateurs, fut de ceux, rares, qui laissent pantois.…read more

  • Grammy Nominee and Conductor Julian Wachner–Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

    The choir and baroque orchestra of Trinity Wall Street have been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance…read more

  • A polymath in D.C.: The long ascendancy of conductor-composer Julian Wachner–The Washington Post

    “He just has a big personality, an astounding high level of energy, and an incredibly positive attitude . . .…read more

  • Wachner and Washington Chorus deftly navigate ‘Essential Wagner’–The Washington Post

    There’s usually a difference between conductors and choral conductors. Conductors lead orchestras, and sometimes opera; choral conductors tend to have…read more

  • Trinity Wall Street’s Music Director Considers Himself a ‘Composer Who Conducts’–The Wall Street Journal

    “One of the difficulties of being the conductor is there’s a built-in power dynamic,” said composer Nico Muhly. “You have…read more