The Washington International Chorus will present a spring concert of songs by American composers on Friday, May 16th at 7:30 pm at the United Church of Christ on the corner of 20th and G Sts NW, Washington, DC. Since this year is the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner and the chorus is participating in the Flag Day event "Voices of Our Nation" on June 14th, we decided to present a program all American songs as well as a few patriotic numbers. A reception follows the concert in Cooper Lounge at the church. Admission is free but contributions are, of course, welcomed.
The "Voices of Our Nation" event will be on the National Mall on Flag Day June 14th in the afternoon with choruses from all over American participating. The performance will be conducted by Eric Whitaker whose virtual choirs can be seen on Youtube. The event will be televised nationally and is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, the Kennedy Center and Chorus America.