Upcoming Concerts and Auditions

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Congressional Chorus’ 30th season comes to a climactic finale as we celebrate the power of music, the international language, to tear down the walls that divide nations.  The 160 voices of our family of choruses will lift up and celebrate our common humanity through a passionate and joyous exploration of the diversity of musical cultures from around the globe.
 
The highlight of the concert will be the Washington, DC premiere of CALLING ALL DAWNS, a twelve movement song cycle, in twelve languages, by Grammy Award-winning, Chinese-American composer Christopher Tin. His ground-breaking and unparalleled masterwork is inspired by musical traditions from every corner of our planet.  The texts are drawn from a variety of sources, both sacred and secular, including Japanese haiku, Portuguese poetry, Maori proverbs, the Torah, the Latin Mass, and the Bhagavad Gita.  It is a lush, pulsating, and cinematic musical adventure.  Higher Plain Music called it "pure and absolute musical hedonism!"
 
Come explore new musical horizons as we celebrate MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS!

AUDITIONING

ADULTS and YOUTH for the

2017-2018 Season

 Congressional Chorus and American Youth Chorus 
are a part of a family of choruses that reflects the diversity of our city.
Committed to engaging our audiences through innovative programming,
we perform an eclectic variety of choral music. 

We strive to create music of the highest artistic quality in an environment that is
creative, supportive and fun!
 
AMERICAN YOUTH CHORUS

CONGRESSIONAL CHORUS

Auditioning students
ages 8 to 14 for our
after-school music program at 
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop 

Auditioning all voice parts:
Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass 
ABOUT THE CHORUSES
AYC is made up of
70 singers, ages 8-14, 
divided into a junior and
senior division, 
now starting our 9th season
CC is a 100-voice
adult SATB chorus,
focusing on American music,
now beginning our 30th season
Tuition assistance program
enables EVERY AYC child to participate,
regardless of socio-economic
background
CC is an auditioned chorus
with members from 
diverse professions
all across the metro region

(You do NOT have to be a member of
a Congressional staff to sing.)
Venues have included:
The White House, US Capitol Building, Library of Congress,
National Building Museum, The Filmore Silver Spring,
National Archives, The Kennedy Center, and
the Atlas Performing Arts Center
REHEARSALS
Youth Rehearsals are held at
the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
from 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Ages 8-10 rehearse on Tuesdays
Ages 11-14 rehearse on Thursdays
 
Adult Rehearsals are held 
on Mondays at 7:00pm
at Calvary Baptist Church,
located one block from the
Gallery-Place Chinatown metro.
 
To schedule a Youth Audition,
contact Susan Kennedy
at 301-502-4952, or email AYCManager@congressionalchorus.org.
To schedule an Adult Audition,
contact David Simmons
at 202-629-3140, or email DSimmons@congressionalchorus.org.

 

INTRODUCING!

Harlie Sponaugle, Executive Director 

Some of you may remember Harlie, the Founding Executive Director of the Congressional Chorus almost 30 years ago. Last summer, we had the happy circumstance of engaging with her, which quickly led to this impassioned transition that we are excited to announce!
READ MORE HERE! 

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