The Heritage Signature Chorale

Lifting Spirits, Liberating Souls

Stanley J. Thurston, our founder and artistic director, received the InSeries 2018 Fidelio Award

Stanley J. Thurston, our founder and artistic director, received the InSeries 2018 Fidelio Award

“With the voices of the choir rhythmically anchored in the driving pulse of the work, rendering brought this section to a rousing end, greeted by the applause of the inspired audience.”

MARKING A MILESTONE - REVIEW: The Heritage Signature Chorale presented its 19th Anniversary Concert in Washington

Patrick D. McCoy, HSC PRESENTS! A Showcase of HSC Performance Ensembles – June 15, 2019


“The contemporary piece Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre was a masterclass in phrasing, intonation and dissonances, all executed with verve by the choir.”

The Heritage Signature Chorale Recently Presented its 17th Annual Concert

Patrick D. McCoy, Sacred Sounds - May 9, 2018


"Their rich multi-tonal voices are as adept at singing "Elijah Rock" as they are handling "O Fortuna" from "Carmina Burana..."

Local Chorale Headed to Carnegie Hall

Eve M. Ferguson, Washington Informer - October 11, 2017


"AMAZINGLY, THE MAMMOTH CHORUS OPENED VERDI'S MASS WITH ONLY A WHISPER."

Alexandria Symphony and joint chorus produce a powerful verdi requiem

Cecelia H. Porter, The Washington Post - March 13, 2011


"...A LIVING WALL OF SOUND INDEED: AS LUSH AND SENSUOUS AND MAJESTIC AS YOU COULD HOPE FOR."

Requiem: ...Great Chorus

Anne Midgette, The Washington Post - November 4, 2008


"The Chorale is one of many predominantly black choruses across the country that devote a large part of their classical repertoire to the spirituals, keeping them alive in ways their creators never imagined."

Slavery's Unchained Melodies
Spirituals, or 'Sorrow Songs,' Find a Reverent New Voice

Neely Tucker, The Washington Post - February 20, 2005