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New Dominion Chorale to Present ‘Acis and Galatea’

New Dominion Chorale, conducted by artistic director Thomas Beveridge, is opening its 24th season with a performance of G.F. Handel’s pastoral opera “Acis and Galatea.”

The concert is slated for Sunday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. and will be held at the Rachel M. Sclesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, located at 4915 E. Campus Lane, Alexandria, at Northern Virginia Community College.

The performance will feature soprano Abigail Mitchell, second place winner of the 2013 Washington International Competition, in the role of Galatea and tenor Allan Palacios Chan in the role of Acis.

Other soloists during the performance will be bass Jeffrey Tarr in the role of monster Polyphemus and tenor Matthew Hill as the shepherd Damon.

New Dominion Chorale is one of the Washington area’s largest choruses with 230 singing members and has been praised in The Washington Post as having “opulent, precise and powerful” performances.

Tickets for “Acis and Galatea” are $30 for general admission, $25 for seniors, $5 for students and children and $20 for individuals for groups of ten or more. For more information, visit