Thursday
Aug272015

Picnic August 29th 4-6 pm

The welcome back picnic for the chorus and potential new singers is Saturday, August 29th from 4-6 pm at 11122 Nicholas Dr. Silver Spring MD 20902.  Please bring a dish since this is a potluck.  No one seems to have a grill so don't plan to barbeque.  Low cal healthy food appreciated!!  The location is within walking distance from the Wheaton metro station - come up from the metro on the side of Georgia Ave where the high rise Safeway store is - walk a block downhill and turn left on Amhearst, at University Blvd cross to the far side of University and walk down to a left on Nicholas Dr.  There is no light at Nicholas to get you across four lanes of traffic.  If coming by car, street parking is available. 

First regular chorus rehearsal is Tues from 7-9 pm at the Universalist National Church at 16th and S Sts NW in DC.  We will be preparing to sing on October 9th with Dimitar Nikolov's orchestra - one song in Bulgarian and one song in English.  Anyone who still has the Stephen Foster medley from our spring 2014 concert bring it with you to the first rehearsal as well as your copy of Ludgidiya. 

 

 

Wednesday
Jun242015

Pre-season picnic and first fall rehearsal for chorus members and newcomers

Washington International Chorus will hold a picnic meet and greet on Saturday August 29th from 4-6 pm for current and potential members.  Location still to be announced.  Everyone is asked to bring a picnic dish.  Non-alcoholic drinks provided.

We encourage people who are interested in participating in our fall season to attend the picnic and get to know more about us.  For current members, we welcome you back with some fun prior to our first fall rehearsal. 

Rehearsals begin again on Tuesday September 1, 2015 from 7-9 pm at the Universalist National Church at the corner of 16th and S Sts NW.  Nearest metros are Dupont Circle or U St.  Bus runs down 16th st from downtown.Street parking available.

Questions: Contact Caroline Sparks 202-236-3743.

 

 

 

Wednesday
Apr292015

SPRING CONCERT 

The Washington International Chorus presents its Spring Concert at 7:30 on May 29, 2015 at the American University's Ray Spiritual Life Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave in Washington DC. Reception follows the concert.

Parking in the Katzen Arts Center parking across the street is free.

Everyone is welcome to attend.  Tickets are $10.00 for adults; $7 for students.  Children under 12 are admitted free. 

Parents of small children, who may be restless, are asked to sit toward the back where short exits are less likely to disturb the singers or other patrons.

 

 

Sunday
Feb082015

WE HAVE A NEW HOME FOR THE CHORUS

Beginning Tuesday, February 10th, the chorus has a new home for our rehearsals at the Universalist National Memorial Church on the northwest corner of 16th and S Sts in Washington DC.  The exact address is: 1810 16th St. NW. It is a beautiful building that is home to several other arts organizations.  The church has a mission of supporting the arts and the Board voted unanimously to have us in residence on Tuesday evenings. Chorus members and newcomers, please enter at the front door on 16th St. We rehearse in the sanctuary on the first floor to the left of the front door. 

The nearest metros within walking distance are:  Dupont Circle Metro (half a mile) or U street Metro (. 6 miles - walk down U St to 16th and then down to the corner of S St.  We will explore bus routes for 16th St as well.  For those driving, you can find street parking for now.  We will be talking soon with the Masonic Temple about perhaps using the lot behind their building.  Do not park behind the church in that alley.  Those three spaces are reserved for church staff.

We found our new home by the efforts of our alto, Sophie Silverman!  Thank you so much Sophie. 

We appreciate our tenure at the United Church of Christ at 20th and G Sts for the past seven years. We have outgrown our space there so with this move we begin a new era in the chorus's existence.  We especially thank Kevin Rost at that church for his support during our initial years. 

 

Monday
Jan052015

Chorus begins winter-spring rehearsals

The Washington International Chorus begins winter and spring rehearsal schedule on TUesday Jan. 13, 2015.  We are a non-auditioned chorus so come to rehearsal and see if you want to sing with us.  We rehearse at the United Church of Christ, the German church, at the corner of 20th and G Sts NW in Washington DC.  Rehearsals begin sharply at 7 pm and end at 9 pm.  Closest metro stations are Foggy Bottom or Farragut West.  Street parking or GWU guest parking are available. 

Please call 202-236-3743 for more information.