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Falls Church Episcopal Opens New Concert Series on Friday

Julie Huang Tucker (left), minister of music for The Falls Church Episcopal, and Scott Tucker, artistic director for The Choral Arts Society of Washington, will be collaborating in a production of Under the Midnight Sun to The Falls Church Episcopal's 2014-2015 Community Concert Series. (Courtesy Photo)
Julie Huang Tucker (left), minister of music for The Falls Church Episcopal, and Scott Tucker, artistic director for The Choral Arts Society of Washington, will be collaborating in a production of Under the Midnight Sun to The Falls Church Episcopal’s 2014-2015 Community Concert Series. (Courtesy Photo)

The first concert of The Falls Church Episcopal’s 2014-2015 Community Concert Series will be held this Friday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the church’s main sanctuary and will feature The Choral Arts Society of Washington’s newly establish Choral Arts Chamber Singers in Under the Midnight Sun.

While this is the first collaboration between Choral Arts, led by artistic director Scott Tucker, and The Falls Church Episcopal, with Julie Huang Tucker as minister of music, it is not the first collaboration for the recently married Scott and Julie.

Julie has sung with and played the organ with the Choral Arts and Scott sings in and plays the trumpet for Julie’s church choir.

“The Falls Church Episcopal is a beautiful place for a concert: great sight lines and acoustically resonant,” Scott said.

“Julie works there, but it is much more to us than a nice building or place of employment. It is our community and we take pleasure in bringing music to it.”

“We are proud to be a center for music in the greater Falls Church area,” Julie said. “The prospect of bringing together our two beloved community-families is exciting.”

This first collaboration between The Choral Arts Society of Washington and the Falls Church Episcopal, Under the Midnight Sun, will feature music from Finland, but the singers will sing in English, Latin, Spanish and German in addition to singing in Finnish.

“This concert is amazingly varied: All the music is by Finnish composers, but the songs differ in mood, timbre, tempi, and languages.”

Admission to Under the Midnight Sun costs $35 for festival seating and can tickets be purchased online at choralarts.org or 202-244-3669.

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