Welcome to Our New Members!
Thanks to all those who came out to share their talents with us this summer. After an intensely competitive round of auditions, we're thrilled to welcome Dena Goodman, Anna Patterson, Emma Rackstraw, and Saumitra Sahi to the 2014-2015 season, along with several returning members!
Spring Concert: Into the Great Beyond
Experience the ethereal music of today's brightest young composers at the 18th Street Singers spring concert, Into the Great Beyond. The sublime evening will showcase celestial contemporary choral works from the rising stars of our generation, including Tarik O'Regan's The Ecstasies Above, Ola Gjeilo's Sunrise Mass, Eric Whitacre's Alleluia, and more. Above the clouds and boldly into the future - this show will take you to an otherworldly place.
We're thrilled to sing in the spectacular acoustics of National City Christian Church for the first time, and have the treat of collaborating with a string orchestra for this special performance.
The Young & The Freshest: March 8 Guest Concert
What happens when the best young choral voices in DC and New York City join forces? We're pretty sure it involves some stunning music and a killer afterparty - but you might want to come and find out for yourself.Join us for a special DC appearance by the Young New Yorkers' Chorus (YNYC) as part of their East Coast tour, together with hosts the 18th Street Singers, the District's premier choir of young professionals.
18th Street Singers in the WAMMY Awards
We were thrilled to be nominated for this year's WAMMY (Washington Area Music Association) Awards in two categories: Best A Cappella Group, and a nod for our fearless leader Ben Olinsky as Best Classical Conductor/Director. It's truly an honor to be nominated amongst the many amazingly talented and diverse groups in the District.
And thanks to all our friends, family, and fans who voted to make us the first runner-up in the "Fan Favorite" category!
CBS DC named us one of the best vocal groups in the area! Check out more on their web site, including remarks from longtime singer Ron Lee. Be sure to take a look at some of the other great groups featured in the article as well. We're in great company!
From the Blog: New Yorkers Invade
Fun and games aside, there's something profoundly special that inevitably appears during tour, and that's why I was beyond excited when the Young New Yorkers' Chorus (YNYC) made the decision to embark on the adventure this year. Read more from Lucy Mathias of the Young New Yorkers' Chorus at the blog