Who and what we are:
The Washington International Chorus exists for the sheer enjoyment of music. Singers are committed to performing music that is representative of various countries by tapping into the vast potential of cultural diversity in the Washington DC metropolitan and surrounding areas.
The Washington International Chorus believes that choral music is particularly suitable for demonstrating the cultural richness of the world's peoples and communities.
Transcending mere language, live choral performance allows audiences to experience the beauty, complexity and distinctiveness of living cultural heritage. At the same time, it serves as a reflection of positive cultural encounters and exchange, in which diverse traditions and languages communicate through art and come together through song.
The Washington International Chorus is open to singers of all ages from age 16 and up who have a desire to develop an international repertoire of choral music. We invite people from other countries who may be in the Washington area temporarily or permanently to join us in singing choral music from their countries while learning music from other cultures. We feature traditional and contemporary choral literature, including familiar and lesser known compositions, new works, and arrangements of folk or indigenous tunes.
The Washington International Chorus operates under the direction of Amico Artists of Campaign Digital, Inc. and its Advisory Board of Directors. The Executive Director of Amico Artists and the chorus is Caroline Sparks, who sings in the chorus. The Amico Artists Advisory Board of Directors includes Brian Carney of Washington, DC, Karen Drinkard of Guntersville, Alabama, Robin Kelley of Washington DC, Malinee Peris, Washington, DC and Elke Wojan, Silver Spring, MD. The Amico Artists managment is responsible for ensuring rehearsal venues, procuring copies of music for singers, making arrangements for performances, and fund raising. Business decisions about the chorus are made by the management. We welcome volunteers, either singers or non-singers to assist in these functions.