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2016 FALL SEASON
You are invited to join the 2016 Fall Season of the World Bank IMF Chorus! Come join us for a weekly dose of beautiful music and friendship. We are singing two Magnificats: Rutter's and Pachelbel's. Concerts dates are as follows: 
December 13: dress rehearsal, open to public at 1 pm, at the United Church, 1920 G Street
December 15: 1:00 concert at WB MC Atrium
December 16: 1:00 concert at IMF HQ2

We meet every Tuesday at 1 pm at the United Church, 1920 G Street.  No auditions necessary! New voices welcome! To join the chorus, email us at worldbankimfchorus@gmail.com.

For news and updates, join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/164989773648463 or join the World Bank Spark community at: https://spark.worldbank.org/groups/world-bank-imf-chorus

The World Bank-IMF Chorus has celebrated the seasons with staff and families since Christmas 1958 when a group of 15 IMF staffers sang carols at the IMF's annual Christmas party. Since then, the group has performed twice a year, attracting members from different countries, professions, and ranges of musical ability. Our members include staff, retirees, spouses, and others in the nearby community. What brings us together is love of singing and the desire to share our talents and our enthusiasm with others in these culturally rich and diverse institutions.

Artistic Director

Sonya Subbayya Sutton is the Music Director of the World Bank-IMF Chorus.
She received her education at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, earning Bachelor and Master degrees in Piano Performance, and a second Masters in Arts Administration. For more than 25 years Sonya has served as organist and choirmaster at several churches. Currently she is Director of Music (Organist and Choir Director) for St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Washington DC.
She was on the music faculty of the College of Southern Maryland where she taught piano and music history and directed the Prince George's Community Chorus for 7 years. As an organ recitalist she has played at St. Thomas, Fifth Avenue, St. Albans Abbey, and Washington National Cathedral among many venues. She has led choirs on four international tours to Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic and England. Sonya has served on the boards of the Association of Anglican Musicians and the Royal School of Church Music. She was invited to participate in ecumenical panels at the Louisville Seminary and the Calvin Institute that discussed ways to enliven worship, and writes a weekly contribution to the Daily Cup, a St. Alban’s blog. Her husband Eugene is the Episcopal Bishop of Maryland, and their blended family has four children.
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