THE ORDERING OF MOSES
by Nathaniel Dett
in collaboration with Heritage Signature Chorale
February 4, 5, 11, 2023
Nathaniel Dett's 1930's choral oratorio THE ORDERING OF MOSES weaves together classic spirituals into a musical feast that helped ignite America's civil rights movement. Now IN Series and Heritage Signature Chorale join forces in a first ever staging of this epic masterpiece, in which music and theater, chorus and soloists, surround and immerse audiences in an embodied spiritual and artistic experience - collaborating with DC musicians, dancers, and visual artists, and a cast of nationally recognized vocalists. Inspired by the much acclaimed 2019 L'Enfance du Christ, here a sacred space is transformed with the paintings of Richshaad Ryan into a sanctuary of melody and meaning. Select audiences can begin their experience with a one-of-a-kind DC guided walking tour telling the history of this extraordinary work and the DC places and stories that have united to bring it to life.
Conducted by Stanley Thurston
Directed by Jarrod Lee & Timothy Nelson
Please note : Only included in the Washington, DC subscription; can be added to the Baltimore subscription package
Saturday February 4, 6:30 PM
Sunday February 5, 4:30 PM
Saturday February 11, 6:30
Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church
900 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Join our Guided Walking Tour
Local historian Timothy Wright leads audiences through a one-of-a-kind DC guided walking tour telling the history of extraordinary events that have pushed Washington, DC forward through the years. The tour begins and ends at Mount Vernon Place one hour before each show. Tour running time approximately 45 minutes.
Monday, January 23, 6:30 pm
Join us for an in-depth discussion about the production.