The AD HOC Singers

Summer Hiatus for July and August

Upcoming Events

The first rehearsal of the 2005-2006 season:
Wednesday, September 7
(The first Wednesday after Labor Day)

Tentative Concert Date: Sunday, November 6, 2005
(Dress Rehearsal Saturday, November 5)

Rehearsal Announcements
Pieces rehearsed Spring 2005 and Fall 2004.
Refreshments (the Virtual Sticky)

Recent Events

Water Music Party on Lake Barcroft: 4PM Saturday, May 28

Past Events

Our Winter Concert:
In the Bleak Midwinter
music by Hassler (Dixit Maria motet and mass) and Buxtehude,
with trumpeters Christopher Smith and Michael Mergen
Traditional and 20th-century songs and carols
4:00 PM Sunday January 30, 2005 at
Calvary United Methodist Church
Crystal City (Arlington), VA

A program of Christmas Carols at Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads,
7:30 pm Wednesday evening, December 22. (Directions and Map)

Rehearsals resumed Wednesday, September 8, 2004.

Last Season (2003-2004)

Nancy Mulenex died Thursday night, July 15. Her
memorial service was Sunday, July 25, at All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church in Washington, DC.
Sunday, June 27, 2004 the Ad Hoc Singers' season ended with a concert at the Dominican Retreat's annual fundraiser in McLean, VA. There was also a violin/piano duet, members of the Friday Morning Music Club. I recorded our portion of the concert. Unfortunately, there's a lot of background noise. (There are MP3 files.) [Pictures]

Saturday, June 12, 2004 Jane invited us to her home on the shores of the Occoquan River, and it was a lovely afternoon. The weather was perfect, the food was varied and terrific, and we had some fun singing too. To top it all off, Nancy was able to join us! [Pictures]

Sunday, February 8, 2004 we sang for the 5pm Tridentine Latin Mass [more] [more] at St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Chinatown, Washington, DC. We sang portions of the Missa Pange Lingua by Josquin des Prez, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's motet Tu es Petrus, and In jejunio et fletu by Thomas Tallis. (I have some MP3 files from our rehearsal 4 Feb.)

Sunday, Jan 25, 2004, we gave a concert (program and recordings) at Calvary United Methodist Church in Arlington, VA (Crystal City). The weather was threatening (and there was a good bit of snow on the ground by the end), but a small audience were not put off by the weather service's forecasts. It was a good concert, and our guest artists (Karl Hempel, bass, and Douglas Wolters, 'cello) gave fine performances.

Past Concerts

Spring 2004 Rehearsal Announcements

Interesting Links

See lots of pictures of us!

There are other groups named Ad Hoc. (Imagine that....)

I hope to have more MP3s of our recordings and past performances here eventually....
(Unix users: .workmandb entries for Ad Hoc's CDs)

Brent's calendar [✆big!] -- concerts, obscure holidays, contra dances; always a work in progress....

Current Members

Ad Hoc Singers concert picture Louise Lee, Director End-of-Year Party: Water Music on Lake Barcroft
Alyn BeauchampJenny BlandMartin Bernstein
Hellen GelbandMargaret BuennekeJim McElfish
Karen LeePetra KrienerMichael Niebling
Julie MackLaura SchneiderDavid Westergaard
Norma MeyerTenorsJon Westergaard
Margaret SmithTim BurrPeter Wolfe
Susan StraightBrent Chivers
Jane UdelsonSteve Cordlepast members
Daniel Kriener

Founded in 1975, the Ad Hoc Singers is an amateur chamber chorus devoted to traditional choral literature from the 15th through the 20th centuries, with some emphasis on Renaissance masses and motets. We perform regularly at churches and other locations throughout the area. We rehearse Wednesday evenings from September through May in Arlington, VA. Good sight readers interested in joining the group should call Louise Lee at 703-538-2557 to set up an audition.

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