Messiah Chamber Orchestra Presents:
The Brahms Requiem

Performance Caps off Final Brahms Requiem Performance of the Season

World renown soprano Detra Battle performs with the Messiah Chamber Orchestra - Jeffry Newberger, conductor April 28, 2019 / Kevin Kennedy - photographer

World renown soprano Detra Battle performs with the Messiah Chamber Orchestra - Jeffry Newberger, conductor
April 28, 2019 / Kevin Kennedy - photographer


The Brahms Requiem


DC Strings Workshop presents The Messiah Chamber Orchestra in concert with The National United Methodist Church choir in two performances.

Capitol Hill Presbyterian (201 4th ST SE)
Saturday, April 28, 2019 – 5:00 p.m.

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church (2001 14th ST SE)
Saturday, May 4, 2019 – 2:00 p.m.


April 15, 2018 – (Washington, DC) The Messiah Chamber Orchestra invites the public to experience the wonder of the Brahms Requiem.

Led by Guest Conductors Jeffry Newberger & Christopher A. Simon, this performance explores the feelings and heartache of those left behind when loved ones and friends transition from this life to the next.

Ein Deutsches Requiem is a work of consolation for those left behind. We all have been affected by grief and suffering and this incredible work celebrates that death is not the end, and the legacy and gifts of our loved ones lives on in the memories we cherish each and every day,” said Andrew Lee, Artistic Director of DC Strings Workshops. “What makes this performance particularly meaningful is the response from the musical community to bring diverse artists together to share this incredible work.”

Each performance also features the National United Methodist Church choir led by Melissa Jean Chavez in several choral selections including

  • Bright Morning Star (Kirchner)

  • Book of Stars(Gjeilo)

  • Unclouded Day (Kirchner)

    Performance Soloists: Detra Battle & James Rogers

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About The Messiah Chamber Orchestra

A project of DC Strings Workshop, the Messiah Chamber Orchestra (MCO) has been performing Handel’s beloved Messiah for several years for the joy of the D.C. Community. The ensemble formed to present this timeless classic, often performs oratorios and sacred music in conjunction with a diverse range of church choirs in sacred venues. Performance venues include presentations in Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, St. Augustine’s Church, National United Methodist Church and Covenant Baptist Church.

About DC Strings Workshop

DC Strings Workshop (DC Strings) hosts a dynamic and versatile orchestra, “DC Strings” consisting of musicians committed to bringing music to all areas of the DMV, particularly underserved communities. With a mission to celebrate and recognize the contributions of musicians, conductors, composers, women and people of color to the genre of classical music, the orchestra and various ensembles have presented over 30 concerts since the organization’s founding in 2016. Partnerships include collaborations with area music schools and other civic organizations to attract thousands of patrons in every quadrant of the city.

A Ward-8 based community non-profit organization, DC Strings Workshop takes pride in presenting meaningful and challenging orchestra works that rival the programming of large, fully professional orchestras. Our members have performed at official National Park Service events, museums, churches, schools and corporate/civic events.