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Ties that Bind: Musical Traditions from Around the World

  • National City Christian Church 5 Thomas Circle Northwest Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)

Closing our 2018/19 season, the 18th Street Singers present: “Ties that Bind - Music Traditions from Around the World.” Originating from 12 countries on 5 continents, this spring concert series traverses the connective kinship of music while celebrating the ties from which the melodies have sprung. 

A universal language in the most literal sense, music has the innate ability to communicate what words cannot fully express. Though styles, languages, and musical scales differ, we explore how communities, regions, and nations across the globe use choral music to pass down their unique stories and heritage, as well as borrow from disparate traditions to expand the boundaries of community and create new global cultures. In “Ties that Bind,” the 18th Street Singers highlight classical and folk traditions to explore these musical cross-currents that infuse & connect us all.
From European polyphony melding with indigenous composition in the Andes to traditional Korean folk music infusing modern choral reinterpretations, “Ties that Bind” amplifies anthems of community, history, and life to show there’s more that connects us than sets us apart.

Join us on Sunday, June 9th at 5:30pm and Friday, June 21st at 8:00pm for a celebration of choral traditions and musical heritage from around the world.

Ticket Information

Tickets are $15 advance, $10 senior, pay-what-you-can, and free admission options for students. Available online or at the door.