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The Vocal Arts Society, founded in 1990 by Dr. Gerald Perman, presents accomplished singers, often in the early stages of their careers, in a full range of repertoire.

Since its first season, Vocal Arts Society has tripled its subscribers, more than doubled its number of recital presentations, and has become a vital and proven force in the cultural life of the Washington, D. C., metropolitan area.

Vocal Arts Society, now presenting recitals at the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C., has collaborated and co-presented with such local, national, and international institutions as the Marilyn Horne Foundation, the Gerard Souzay Vocal Arts Foundation, the University of Maryland, the Peabody Conservatory, the French Embassy, and the Washington Performing Arts Society.

At its inception, Washington Post critic Joseph McLellan described Vocal Arts Society as "the most promising new organization on the Washington musical scene."

Summing up his own four-year career as the Washington Post's chief music critic Tim Page said it all: "If I were to name the most reliably first-rate of all presenting organizations in Washington, I'd have to select Gerald Perman's Vocal Arts Society. The group, which now offers eight concerts a year, most of them in the French Embassy, gave first Washington recitals to soprano Renee Fleming, mezzo-sopranos Lorraine Hunt and Suzanne Mentzer, tenors Stanford Olsen and Rockwell Blake, counter-tenor David Daniels, and baritones Sanford Sylvan and Ian Bostridge long before these estimable artists were generally known." (Washington Post, July 11, 1999)

 

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he Vocal Arts Society, founded in 1990 by Dr. Gerald Perman, presents accomplished singers, often in the early stages of their careers, in a full range of repertoire.

Since its first season, Vocal Arts Society has become a vital and proven force in the cultural life of the Washington metropolitan area. ...more

 

 

 

 

 

Vocal Arts Society, P. O. Box 32233, Washington, D.C. 20007, (202) 365-9064,
is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the song recital.

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