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.