Save the Date for the 18th Street Singers 2019 Spring Concert Series on Sunday, June 9th at 5:30pm and Friday, June 21st at 8:00pm. This year, we will be spreading the series out over two separate weekends in one fantastic venue: National City Christian Church.
The 18th Street Singers will be previewing their Spring 2019 program on June 2nd in a free afternoon event at the FreerSackler Galleries!
Final details are being ironed out but check back often and watch your inbox for a listserv announcement with more information!
The 18th Street Singers are proud to present, “A Brave New World,” January 26th and 27th 2019. Inspired by William Shakespeare's The Tempest and A Brave New World by philosopher and dystopian novelist Aldous Huxley, this concert series traces the tensions between individuals and society — reflected in music that explores connection and isolation.
Join us from Sunday, December 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm at The Willard (1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC ) for festive holiday carols! This event is free and open to the public for anyone who wants to pop by and enjoy some songs of the season!
For more information, please visit the Willard’s event page at: https://washington.intercontinental.com/events/nightly-holiday-caroling-the-18th-street-singers/
Join us 4pm on Saturday, November 17th at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Arlington (6201 Washington Blvd, Arlington VA) for their annual benefit concert and to hear a preview of our January concert!
This year proceeds will be donated to Arlington Thrive. Tickets are available at the door and additional donations welcome if you'd like to further support the organization.
To learn more about the nonprofit, visit: https://arlingtonthrive.org/
Two nights. Two spaces. Two sounds.
The 18th Street Singers present “Soundscapes," an exploration of the relationship between space and sound in choral music. Using canons and rounds, works written for multiple choirs and voices, and the acoustics of different venues, “Soundscapes” considers how the spaces and shapes in which music is made change how we listen.
Join the 18th Street Singers on a musical experience that explores the many different journeys we take throughout our lives. Themes of this concert include traveling the roads that lead us home, grappling with feelings of distance and longing for loved ones, and spiritual journeys that help us to better understand ourselves.
Featuring a mix of different genres, the 18th Street Singers will perform works by Robert Schumann, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Moses Hogan, Pärt Uusberg, Stephen Paulus, Ted Hearne, and more. Highlights of this performance will include "Santiago" from Path of Miracles by Joby Talbot and Underneath the Stars by Kate Runsby, originally performed by Voces8.
Join the 18th Street Singers in their annual spring concert, The Key of Life, which showcases themes of love, loss, faith, and social justice. Featuring a variety of genres, including traditional and contemporary classical, spirituals, pop music, and more, the 18th Street Singers will highlight the shared feelings, moments, and reflections we all experience, no matter our differences.
Highlights will include the D.C. premiere of "What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach?" by Melissa Dunphy, as well as songs by Imogen Heap, Dave Matthews Band, Emilie Sande, Eric Whitacre, and Bach. Don't miss D.C.'s premier choral ensemble for young professionals in one of their most poignant concerts to date.
Lose yourself in a transcendent musical experience that will introduce you to the meditative and sublime beauty of early music. Favorites like the lavish 40-voice Spem in alium will be paired with rarely performed gems, by Palestrina, Allegri, Gesualdo, Byrd, and Monteverdi, inviting listeners to step out of time and place while being enveloped by sound.
Join the 18th Street Singers on this journey from darkness to light as they explore the original trailblazers of a cappella music and take leave of our nation’s capital for a world of newfound hope and intellectual and spiritual rebirth.
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From the DC premiere of the powerful Missa Rigensis by Ugis Praulins to a mash-up of an original Gregorian chant with Don't You Worry Child, the 18th Street Singers will take you on a transcendent musical journey as they explore new rhythms and innovative melodies by 21st century composers. Join us at the beautiful National City Christian Church in the heart of Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 7 for our 2016 Spring Concert, Unexpected Journeys: New Rhythms from New Composers.
From the elative heights of Stars and the Northern Lights by Eriks Esenvalds to the meditative contemplation of Rheinberger's Mass for Double Choir, The 18th Street Singers explore the concept of being in all of its shapes and sizes in their 2015 Winter Concert, Amplification: The Greatness and Smallness of Being.
In addition to premiering the works coming out of the composition competition, we take a look back through our favorite songs we've performed in the past decade, with everything from Schumann and Brahms through Whitacre and Gjeilo. We are delighted to be coproducing this concert with Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Chinatown.
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Explore the rich and varied tradition of the African American spiritual with the 18th Street Singers at our 10th Annual Winter Concert. From the classic arrangements of William Dawson and Henry T. Burleigh to contemporary interpretations from Moses Hogan and Dr. Ysaye Barnwell, these songs of exuberant praise and heart-wrenching longing create a powerful connection between the trials and triumphs of the African-American experience and all those who hope for a better future.
We hope you join us to hear what W.E.B. Du Bois described as "the most beautiful expression of human experience born this side of the seas."