On Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at the historic Church of the Epiphany on G St., NW, Congressional Chorus (CC) will present the first concert of their 30th Season, entitled Fascinatin’ Rhythms: Celebrating Washington, DC in Song, Poetry, and Dance.
This innovative, two-hour, multi-disciplinary performance will be Congressional Chorus’ fifth annual fall collaborative concert. Previous fall concerts have been standing room only events that have included collaborative presentations with University of Maryland’s Percussion Ensemble, 2014 International Poetry Champions the DC Youth Slam Team, visual art from the DC Modern Quilt Guild, original dance from Afromoda Dance Theater and Capitol Movement Dance Company, theatrical performances with Shakespearean actors, and many more! This year’s fall collaborative concert continues Congressional Chorus’ unique inter-disciplinary tradition, celebrating our 30th Anniversary Season by highlighting our home, Washington, D.C.
Our fall Fascinatin’ Rhythms concert will pay special homage to famous composers, poets and dance enthusiasts who were born, raised, or spent significant time in the District of Columbia, and left behind an enduring legacy in the Nation’s capital, the country, and the world at large. The concert will feature 80-singers from Congressional Chorus and our 24-member Congressional Chamber Ensemble, performing jazz, contemporary classical, and a cappella works in a myriad of musical genres, alongside local arts/humanities companies and nationally-renowned dancers, poets and vocal soloists. The first half of the concert will feature a live instrumental ensemble, consisting of piano, percussion, woodwinds, double bass, and violin, while the second half will feature a swingin’ 17-piece, jazz big band in honor of Washington’s eclectic musical heritage.