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Soundscapes: 18th Street Singers Spring Concert

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.

At this concert's heart is a performance of Frank Martin's 20th century masterpiece, “Mass for Double Choir,” paired with selections from Imogen Holst’s rarely-performed “Mass in A Minor.” These pieces and others, like Ockeghem's 36-part canon “Deo Gratia” and Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw's "and the swallow," create a sonic landscape rich in lush harmonies and antiphonal call-and-response, enhanced by stunningly varied acoustic environments.

We are especially proud to present the world premiere of Shavon Lloyd's "So Breaks the Sun," the winner of the Singers' 2018 choral composition competition.

Join us Saturday night, June 16th, for an exciting evening of visual art, beer and wine, and casual listening at the Dupont Underground.** And then Sunday evening, June 17th, move above ground to the Church of the Epiphany, where historic halls give new vibrancy to the concert’s program.

To hear the same music transformed by both spaces, we are also offering discounts for those who attend both nights (just select the discount option when you buy your Sunday tickets). But whether it’s for one evening or both, we hope you will share this journey of sound, space, and music with us. 

  • Tickets for Saturday, June 16th (7:30pm) at the Dupont Underground can be found here.**
  • Tickets for Sunday, June 17th (5:30pm) at the Church of the Epiphany can be found here.

** Please note that Dupont Underground is not ADA accessible and has 35 steps to get down to the performance space. We suggest that audience members with accessibility requirements attend the Sunday night performance the Church of the Epiphany for easier access.

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