Special Performance with Le Choeur des Armaillis de la Gruyère
From the Alps to Appalachia: Music of Switzerland and the US
Friday, April 5, 2013
450 7th St, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Directly from the hills of the Gruyère district of Switzerland, the storied Choeur des Armaillis de la Gruyère visits Washington for a rare U.S. appearance. Literally translated "the choir of the herdsmen," these men spend most of the year tending to the cows that produce the region's world-famous cheese. Founded almost 60 years ago, the choir has won numerous awards at international choral festivals. They join the 18th Street Singers for a special concert in which both groups perform music from their native lands.
Produced in coordination with the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C.