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Choralis Brings Together Local Talents for 9/11 Concert

The Choralis Foundation of Falls Church will be bring together the talents of its several choral ensembles, local composer Gary Davison, and renowned local bugler Sgt. Major Woodrow “Woody” English, to present the concert “In Search of Peace” to recognize the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The centerpiece of this concert is an original work of choral music that The Choralis Foundation commissioned from Davison specifically for this occasion. Choralis’ founder and artistic director, Gretchen Kuhrmann, and the Choralis Foundation Board approached Davison to write an original choral piece that would express the emotions of 9/11, but also hopefulness for the future.Davison, in collaboration with local poet Margaret (Peggy) Ingraham, created a piece titled “Shadow Tides” for orchestra, soprano soloist, and adult and children’s choruses. The work premieres on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the National Presbyterian Church at 4 p.m.

National Presbyterian Church is located at 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. Tickets are $25 and $40 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children 12 and younger. For tickets, go to or call 703-237-2499.