Are you ready for the NEWEST Musical Feast??

Original, vibrant, and sassy, Classical FX needs no special effects to grab and hold your attention. They always surprise and delight with vocals you won’t hear anywhere else. Their repertoire has mixed familiar American music with classical operatic pieces and art songs; in a change-up that will keep you focused. For this concert, they will present the program named; “Musical Feast” including songs from La Bohème, Guillaume Tell, West Side Story, Pearl Fishers and a surprise medley from Madison Avenue!

Appearing October 26, 2014 at Odeon Chamber Music Series in Falls Church, VA.

Appearing October 26, 2014 at Odeon Chamber Music Series in Falls Church, VA.

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Brand New Brochure

“What is Classical FX”?????  Now we have a new way to answer!!  Take a peek at our new brochure which attempts to do just that.  One of our summer projects!  Also our SCHEDULE page has been updated.  Hope to see you in the audience soon.

How would YOU describe Classical FX???

How would YOU describe Classical FX???

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Springing into next season!

Classical FX You've got The Look 

Classical FX is now booking concerts and events for the 2014-15 season. We’d love to bring you our unique blend of quartets, duos and solos ranging from operatic repertoire, Art songs from around the globe, Spirituals, the best of Broadway and even a few Pop favorites!  Contact us via this website or on our Facebook page. 

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‘S wonderful First Concert of 2014

Classical FX  started 2014 off with a “Musical Feast” in Springfield, Virginia.  Over one hundred listeners came to enjoy the concert along with us.  Here’s just a “taste” from a course which features American composers, or as we call it, American Apple Pie!

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FIRST CONCERT OF 2014!

First "Vocal Feast" of 2014

First “Vocal Feast” of 2014

Come join us for the next Vocal Feast on Sunday, January 19th, 4pm, at Sydenstricker United Methodist Church in Springfield.  Composers on your plate range from Verdi, Bizet, Mozart and Faure all the way to Gershwin and Kern.  We’ll also taste a bite  from Les Miserables as Classical FX premiers a few Bonbons from Broadway.  You’ll be entertained with opera, art song, spirituals, American standards,  folk song and music theater!!  No tickets required.  A promise of a no calorie great time that YOU do not want to miss.  (Click on the schedules page for a detailed map.)

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Ringing out 2013

December 2013

December 2013

 

Sending greetings while we pause to celebrate with family and friendsJoin us for the first concert of 2014 on Sunday, January 19th at 4pm.  This is at Sydenstricker United Methodist Church in Springfield, Virginia !!! 

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The Feminine Half of CFX in recital.

Denise Gulley, soprano

Denise Gulley, soprano

Ladies of CFX with guest artists Miriam Gentle & Rebecca Johnson.

Ladies of CFX with guest artists Miriam Gentle & Rebecca Johnson.

Terri Erchul Malone, mezzo soprano

Terri Erchul Malone, mezzo soprano

The ladies of Classical FX will be singing in recital along with our favorite accompanist, Susan Ricci on Sunday,  November 17th at 5pm at Belle View Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA.  Denise is joined by clarinetist Rebecca Johnson for Schubert’s great work The Shepherd on the Rock to end the first half.  Harpist Miriam Gentle accompanies Terri for a lovely Obradors Spanish art song.  Harp, piano and singers perform a fabulous arrangement of Over my Head/Little David by Evelyn Simpson Curenton...

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World Premier Champion Tenor

Classical FX is very proud of our tenor, Tim Augustin for many reasons.  While it is true that his singing of standards like Danny Boy can melt your heart and the 9 high C’s in Donizett’s Ah!, mes amis leave audiences stomping and cheering, that’s just one facet of his talent.  Next Wednesday evening, November 13, as part of The Kennedy Center’s American Opera Initiative, Tim will sing in 2 of the 3 twenty minute operas commissioned by Washington National Opera.  He appears as John Burns in Duffy’s Cut and the lead role of Inspector Henry Mathews in Uncle Alex.  All totaled, that makes seven World Premier roles for this member of Classical FX!!       

Duffy’s Cut
Composed by Jennifer Bellor
Libretto by Elizabeth Reeves
The ghosts of three immigrant Irish railroad workers—killed...

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Giuseppe Verdi uses “The Force”!

Classical FX has a great friendship with operas from the pen of Verdi who just happens to be celebrating his bicentennial birthday this year.  We’ve opened every concert with the sparkling “Libiamo” from La Traviata and love to program the quartet from Rigoletto.  This month, you will find 3 FXers onstage at The Kennedy Center’s Opera House in a production of La Forza del Destino or The Force of Destiny.  It is an action packed, modern production with vivid reflections right from the nightly news report.  But most important is the music it showcases.  We especially love the men’s choruses.  Bravo Tim and Joe!!

A thug, a British tourist and a student inhabit Act 2's Noodle Bar

A thug, a British tourist and a student inhabit Act 2’s Noodle Bar

Soldiers and a Container person prepare for battle and a Rataplan for good measure

Soldiers and a Container person prepare for battle and a Rataplan for good measure

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Tenth Anniversary for Classical FX

It all started 10 years ago with an idea to honor the life of a Kirkwood Presbyterian Church member who loved music and wanted to spread the joy it brings.  The quartet was formed by 4 friends who were already  solo performers, resulting in the creation of a unique program that offered solos, duets and quartets that spanned musical genres from opera to Motown.  Over the years the vocal quartet has undergone some personnel changes, but the mission to share the  joy of music to each audience member has not and will never change.

 

 

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