Past Performances

2018-19 Season

SPECIAL EVENT!

Kindred Spirits – a concert benefitting
Canine Partners for Life

Saturday, May 11, 2019 @7:00pm
South Lakes High School – Auditorium
11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston, VA 20191

Did you know it costs $30k to train and support
ONE service dog?!

Join Sopranessence for a fun-filled evening of songs celebrating special connections, including a couple of dog stories! Help us raise $30k to honor the 30 years that Canine Partners for Life has been training service & companion dogs to increase the independence of individuals who have a wide range of physical, neurological, and cognitive disabilities. Since its inception, CPL has placed more than 700 service and companion dogs in 45 states.

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors,
100% of proceeds will be donated to Canine Partners for Life!

Sponsored in part by
Professional Dermatology Care, PC


Kindred Spirits – a concert benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

“Kindred Spirits” – our Annual Benefit Concert!
Saturday, April 27, 2019 @3:00pm
Convergence
1801 N. Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA 22302

Sopranessence presents a concert benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Join us as we celebrate special connections, including friendship, kinship, sisterhood, and yes, even frenemies!

This event will feature Sopranessence‘s unique arrangements of music from popular operas & operettas such as Hansel and Gretel, The Mikado and Mozart’s Cosí fan Tutte; audience-favorite musicals like Miss Saigon, Cinderella, Wicked, and much more!


Carols of the World

“Carols of the World” – our annual holiday concert!
Saturday, December 15, 2018 @3:00pm
Convergence
1801 N. Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA 22302

Sopranessence rings in the holiday season with music that will take you on a trip around the world. Celebrate the season while globetrotting with the Divas through Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas – all without needing a passport!


Ciao, Bella!

“Ciao, Bella!” – a concert celebrating the roots of opera
Saturday, October 13, 2018 @3:00pm
Convergence
1801 N. Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA 22302

Sopranessence opens our fourth season with a tribute to Italy, where opera’s rich heritage began. We’ll sing nostalgic tunes of old Napoli, beloved arias by Verdi & Puccini, and modern Italian favorites.



2017-18 Season

Troubles & Triumphs

Saturday, May 19th @3:00pm
100 E Windsor Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

Cancer is a trouble that has touched almost everyone’s life, in some way, shape or form.  This year, Sopranessence brings in spring with a fundraising concert in support of the organization “We Will Survive Cancer” (WWSC). WWSC is a non-profit organization in Alexandria, VA that assists families affected by cancer whose needs are not met by others. That’s definitely a triumph! This concert will feature unique arrangements of music that represents life’s ups and downs and how we can overcome them. 15% of ticket sales will go in support of WWSC. Find more information on WWSC here. 

 


Virtues & Vices

Sunday, March 4, 2018 @5:30 PM
INTERSECTIONS Festival
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

As Morgan Freeman so aptly put it, “There are seven deadly sins, Captain. Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Pride, Lust and Envy. Seven.” Kind of morbid, huh? But what if those vices had to stand up to the virtues of Temperance, Patience, Kindness, Purity, Charity, Diligence and Humility? It gives us hope that there is still good in the world, right? Sopranessence opens it’s new season by exploring the music that expresses our everyday struggles between good and evil, darkness and light. Join us on March 4th as we look at how various composers shine the light on virtues and vices and tell us who wins!

 


Tuneful Tidings

Saturday, December 16, 2018 @4:00pm
Convergence
1801 N Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22302

How much do you love this time of year? Is there something about this season that brings a smile to your face and a skip in your step? Hot cocoa with marshmallows, the dazzling lights all around, hearing children laugh with excitement and best of all, the music! Come ring in this magical time of the year with Sopranessence as we share some of your favorite tunes of the season. We’re sure to have a few of your holiday favorites and maybe some new ones too! So gather your friends and family and we’ll see you on December 16th!

 


Virtues & Vices

Sunday, October 29, 2017 @3:00 PM
Convergence
1801 N Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22302

As Morgan Freeman so aptly put it, “There are seven deadly sins, Captain. Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Pride, Lust and Envy. Seven.” Kind of morbid, huh? But what if those vices had to stand up to the virtues of Temperance, Patience, Kindness, Purity, Charity, Diligence and Humility? It gives us hope that there is still good in the world, right? Sopranessence opens it’s new season by exploring the music that expresses our everyday struggles between good and evil, darkness and light. Join us on October 29th as we look at how various composers shine the light on virtues and vices and tell us who wins!


2016-17 Season

 

Taking Flight

Saturday, May 20, 2017 @3:00 PM
Convergence
1801 N. Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22302

Take off with the Divas of Sopranessence, as we soar to new heights, set off on new adventures and get a “birds’ eye view” of the world. In this show, we explore a variety of ways of taking to the sky, whether it be by spreading our metaphorical wings or taking a magic carpet ride. From Händel to Verdi and Peter Pan to Pippin….away we go!


Taking Flight – a concert in support of the American Heart Association, Greater Washington Region

Saturday, February 11, 2017 @3:00 PM
GW Masonic National Memorial – Memorial Theater
101 Callahan Dr.
Alexandria, VA 22301

Looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? “Affairs of the Heart” is a concert that will take you on an exciting journey through the ups and downs of your heart; from your first love, to your worst heartache and everywhere in between! Sopranessence is an ensemble that not only desires to “reboot classical music”, but also bring awareness to and support causes that are close to our hearts (pun intended!). This year, we are supporting the American Heart Association, Greater Washington Region in their “Go Red for Women” campaign by donating 50% of ticket sales. Come out and you’ll also receive an American Heart Association “Red Dress” pin, be entered to win a special door prize, and learn why women’s heart health is so important to us!


Ho, Ho, Ho & Mistletoe

Saturday, December 17, 2016 @3:00pm
Del Ray United Methodist Church
100 E Windsor Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

We celebrate the holiday season by giving back to our community. 10% of ticket proceeds for our holiday show will go to benefit Triage Cancer, a national, nonprofit organization providing information and resources on the full spectrum of cancer survivorship issues to patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and healthcare professionals, through a national speakers bureau, educational events, and online tools. More information can be found at www.TriageCancer.org.


Sun, Moon & Stars Above

Saturday, October 29, 2016 @3:00pm
Convergence
1801 N Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22302

Space – the final frontier! Join us as we pay tribute to the celestial beings in our skies. We’ve compiled a show that celebrates the sun that lights the day, the moon at night and all the twinkling stars above. From Mozart to Mussorgsky and Porter to Puccini we explore how these composers used space as their muse!


2015-16 Season

 

Chasing Rainbows

Saturday, May 21, 2016 @3:00pm
Convergence
1801 N Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22302

Look to the rainbow and dream that impossible dream! Find inspiration as Sopranessence performs a program that will uplift, rejuvenate and invigorate you to enjoy all the beauty that spring has to offer.


A Thing Called Love

Sunday, February 7, 2016 @2:00pm
Jammin’ Java
227 Maple Avenue East
Vienna, VA 22180

Love is in the air as we celebrate an early Valentine’s Day with this special event at Jammin Java. Toast that special someone with a drink and a decadent dessert (included with ticket purchase) as Sopranessence croons lovely tunes!


Yuletide & Sleigh Rides

Saturday, December 12, 2015 @3:00pm
The Lab @Convergence
1819 N Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22302

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Sopranessence celebrates the holidays with a fun show of your favorite Yuletide tunes and a few new surprises.


Divas: Forces of Nature

Saturday, October 24, 2015 @3:00pm
Convergence
1801 N Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22302

Sopranessence kicks off its inaugural season with a bang! Divas: Forces of Nature is a whirlwind of the unexpected. Come enjoy your favorite septet as we perform music that explores the four elements of nature and the fifth element DIVA!