Frederick A. Binkholder, Artistic Director

A New Path

We conclude our 29th season with A New Path, a concert of music by women composers and composers of color. The events of the past two years have brought much needed attention on underrepresented communities in so many areas, including the art of choral music. Selections will include Resignation by Florence B. Price, Hold on by Margaret Bonds and Don’t you let nobody turn you round by Lena McLin, as well as the DC-area premier of a newly commission work honoring the life and words of the Honorable John Lewis.

Musicologist Dr. Michael Cooper will provide a pre-concert lecture.

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DMV-area Music Teachers: A block of complimentary tickets are available for area students, their families, and teachers. Complete this form to request tickets.


  • Margaret Bonds
    • Credo, text by WEB DuBois
    • Hold On
    • Rainbow Gold, text by Roger Chaney
    • The Negro Speaks of Rivers, text by Langston Hughes
    • St. Francis Prayer
  • Florence Price
    • Night, text by Bessie Mayle
    • Resignation
    • Poem of Praise, text by Elizabeth Coatsworth
  • Carlos Simon, Sanctus
  • Lena McLin, Don't You Let Nobody Turn You Round
  • Dr. Charles Gilchrist, Stand the Storm
  • George Walker, O Praise the Lord
  • Roland Marvin Carter, Make Some Noise, Get In Trouble, in memory of the Honorable John Lewis

Important information

We intend to perform A New Path in person on both days. In order to do that, we are requiring proof of vaccination and masking for all attendees, as well as limiting the capacity of each concert to allow for distancing. Specific requirements for all policies are listed at the bottom of this page. We do not have the capacity to accept negative COVID-19 Test Results in lieu of vaccination. Unfortunately, this also means that children who are not fully vaccinated cannot attend.

Because of that, we are also offering an On-Demand ticket option for those who cannot or choose not to attend this concert in person. By purchasing this ticket, you will receive the recording (NOT a live stream) of Sunday's concert, which will be available to watch sometime after June 20. Everyone who purchases a ticket to attend in person will also receive access to the On Demand recording, so if you cannot attend at the last minute, you will still be able to see the performance.

This is a pay-what-you-can performance with suggested ticket prices. You can edit the ticket price if you would like to pay a different amount on any of the ticket options.

Tickets are NOT available to purchase at the door with cash (although you can purchase them digitally at any time on your phone). We do not have a cash box or box office to process your purchase, so please complete the transaction on ( If you have any questions about the outlined policies, aren't sure which ticket to buy, or need to inquire about refunds, please contact us at [email protected]


What types of proof are accepted for vaccination?

You can bring a physical copy of your vaccine card, a photo on a phone or printed out, a printout from your medical provider, or a printout from your state's vaccine registry. All must have a name displayed that can be matched to your ID.

The vaccine registries for D.C., Maryland and Virginia are listed below: DC: MD: VA:

What about ID?

All guests must present some form of ID that includes their full name, preferably a driver’s license or passport. Proof of vaccination must match the patrons’ ID.

Do I have to wear a mask?

Yes. Masks must be worn within the venue by all patrons at all times.

What do you mean by "fully" vaccinated?

“Full vaccination” means that either 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of FDA or WHO authorized double-dose vaccines or that 14 days have passed since receiving the sole dose of FDA or WHO authorized single-dose vaccines, as well as receiving at least one authorized booster shot of any brand.


June 4th, 7:30pm (Preconcert lecture 7pm)

June 5th, 4pm (Preconcert lecture 3:30pm)


Lutheran Church of the Reformation


$30 General Admission
$25 Junior Admission (13-30)
Free Child Admission (12 and under)
$15 On-Demand Virtual Admission

Advance sales only. This is a pay-what-you-can performance with suggested ticket prices. You can edit the ticket price if you would like to pay a different amount on any of the ticket options.