Imagine: a 1970s Cabaret was a complete success!! All four shows (March 21-24) were sold out weeks in advance. The chorus and 7-piece band rocked to hits from great artists such as ABBA, Queen, John Denver and Billy Joel to a packed house at the Sprenger Theatre in the Atlas Performing Arts Center.
The 2014 Cabaret New York on the Potomac will move away from the decade theme of the past seven years, featuring music with the Big Apple as the central theme.
Our first Gala event was held on October 11th at Pierce School Lofts and was a resounding success. Thanks to our hosts Chris Swanson and Jeff Printz from Evolve Property Management, LLC. The evening featured entertainment from the Congressional Chorus and AYC, while a silent auction and stirring live auction garnered funds for the AYC scholarship fund. Thanks to everyone involved in this fabulous evening!
CHORAL RHYTHMS CONCERT
Congressional Chorus kicked off its 26th season at Church of the Epiphany on Saturday, November 17th. with Choral Rhythms, a collaborative concert featuring the Congressional Chorus' 70+ singers, Afro Blue jazz ensemble from Howard University, two dance companies from Joy of Motion Dance Center, and the University of Maryland Percussion Group.
The nearly packed audience rocked along with rhythmic choral works such as Sorida and Bata Yetu, as well as harmonious ballads like Hope is the Song and At Morning's Twilight. Featured on the program was the premier of a new choral work from Afro Blue founder and director Connaitre Miller, which was commissioned by Congressional Chorus alto Rosalie Person. Composer Rand Snell was also in the audience to hear his piece Hammerhead, which was commissioned for the University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble.