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The mission of Words&Music, Inc. is to present exceptional performances of both traditional and newly commissioned compositions in the vocal chamber music repertoire. Our purpose is to bring beautiful music to the forefront while simultaneously giving equal attention to the wonderful poetry and prose that inspire each work. Our efforts include both educational and performance initiatives throughout our community.


Words&Music was founded in Virginia by Melissa Coombs,Terrance Johns and Virginia Rice Sircy. The ensemble first collaborated in a performance of Ned Rorem’s Evidence of Things not Seen in the spring of 2007. Evidence remains a signature piece in the Words&Music repertoire.

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Recent Blog Posts

December 20, 2018 |

Ravta et Rivam

Because our Star of the Morning programs were early this season, we added several songs celebrating Hanukkah....

November 12, 2018 |

Quien Fuera Como El Jazmin

Please enjoy this selection from our program Love Americas Style. Quiet Fuera Como El Jazmin is from the Indianas...

September 21, 2018 |

Tapas & Spicy Tunes

September 22, 2018, 4 p.m. Bethesda, Maryland (address provided when tickets are purchased)     Join us for an...

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