The Key of Life: 18th Street Singers Spring Concert
Jun 18

The Key of Life: 18th Street Singers Spring Concert

  • Luther Place Memorial Church

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.

From Shadow into Light: 18th Street Singers Winter Concert
Dec 10

From Shadow into Light: 18th Street Singers Winter Concert

  • Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes

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.

Tickets available on Eventbrite

7:30 pm19:30

Unexpected Journeys: New Rhythms from New Composers

  • National City Christian Church

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.

Online ticket sales end 30 minutes before the concert - after that come to NCCC and buy them at the door!

Getting to the concert
National City Christian Church is located in the heart of Washington DC, right on Thomas Circle. It is three blocks from the McPherson Square Metro station (Blue, Orange, and Silver) and five blocks from the Farragut North Metro station (Red). There are also three parking garages within one block of the venue.

National City Christian Church is handicap accessible through the entrance on 14th Street.

Dec 12

The Greatness and Smallness of Being

  • First Trinity Lutheran Church
Greatness and Smallness of Being

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.


8:00 pm20:00

Something Old, Something New: 10th Anniversary Concert

Sixth & I

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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7:30 pm19:30

A City Called Heaven: A Concert of Spirituals

A City Called Heaven

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."

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