Maestro Norman Scribner, founding director of Choral Arts Society of Washington, this afternoon announced his retirement after 45 years with the group. Scribner will set down his baton for the last time on August 31st, 2012, ending a 47 year tenure with the organization as its artistic director. Scribner’s career in DC has been nothing short of outstanding, and he has lead the 180-voice volunteer chorus to many heights.
Choral Arts will work over the next two years to identify a succeeding artistic director (for one cannot merely replace Maestro Scribner) to lead the organization, based on a process that was approved by their board in 2007. We will miss the Maestro greatly, and wish him well in his retirement.