Lux Choir Appearing at Opening Meeting
Lux is a chamber choir that specializes in contemporary choral music. Founded in 2014 by a small group of high school friends, the ensemble performs with a dedication to excellence, innovation, and accessibility in choral performance. Lux has been met with acclaim from professors at local conservatories, the world's most popular composers, fellow musicians, and audience members alike. The group has earned praise from famed composers such as Eric Whitacre, Paul Mealor, and Ola Gjeilo. Benjamin Olinsky, Artistic Director of The 18th Street Singers, has called Lux “incredibly impressive”, while composers, music educators, performers, and listeners all over the east coast have called the group “beautiful”, “powerful”, and “extraordinary”. Lux’s singers hail from some of the finest conservatories and schools of music across the United States, and have performed everywhere from local churches to university concert halls to high-profile national venues such as Carnegie Hall and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 2019, Lux was named “Best Local Choral Group”, along with first-place 18th Street Singers and runner-up Capitol Hill Chorale, in the Best of DC competition held by Washington City Paper. Lux’s 2018 album Now Ye Heavenly Powers was met with acclaim from composers, critics, and others, becoming the Featured Choral Album on Classical MPR’s choral radio station, joining past winners such as Voces8, Tenebrae, and The Sixteen.