Choral Arts Holiday Concert & Gala!
Last night, we headed to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall and Terrace for the 35th annual Choral Arts Holiday Concert and Gala.
We snapped patron Robbie Aiken with Choral Arts conductor Scott Tucker, Gala chair Loran Brueggen Aiken, Singapore Ambassador Ashok Mirpuri and his wife, Mrs. Gouri Mirpuri, and Choral Arts executive director Debra Kraft. The evening recognized the 50th anniversary of both the Choral Arts Society and the independence of Singapore.
Guests enjoyed a performance by the Singapore Youth Choir. Here Newmark Grubb Knight Frank's Paul Phillips and his mother, past gala chair Janet Phillips, with Distributed Sun CEO Jeff Weiss and his wife, a past gala chair, Sotheby's Christie Weiss.
Audience members sang along to many Christmas classics, such as Jingle Bells and Silent Night. Here, Ayenda Foundation's Leslie Schweitzer and National Women's History Museum board member Martha Dippell surround Choral Arts finance chair Catherine Jones.
At the silent auction and dinner gala, items included specially curated cases of wine from around the world and amazing trips to Europe and Asia. Here, DGS COO Jonathan Kayne and his wife, First Potomac Realty Trust VP of Marketing Vikki Kayne, join the chairman of the Choral Arts Society, Nick Smith.
Guests enjoyed a Singapore-inspired dinner; rice pudding was one of the delicious desserts. Here's Morgan Stanley's Dave Giulieri, his wife, Christy Giulieri, and Bognet Construction's Jennifer and Jim Bognet.
A live band kept people dancing past midnight. Here, Choral Arts associate conductor and pianist Brandon Straub joins author and social entrepreneur Quin Woodward Pu.
ECS Federal CEO George Wilson and his wife, chief architect of the National Trust Ashley Wilson, therapist Whitney McDonough and her husband, Hudgins Law Firm's Sean McDonough.
Choral Arts supporters Barbara and Bob Dubiel join Choral Art's patron Deborah Sigmund.
Travis Holler contributed to this issue.