American Folksongs & Spirituals: A Fusion of New Music, Poetry, Visual Arts and Dance

Congressional Chorus
Church of the Epiphany
Special Event
1317 G St., NW
Event date: 
15 Nov 2014
Start Time: 
Conductor / Keynote Speaker: 
in collaboration with Joy of Motion Dance Center, Afromoda Dance Theater, Capitol Movement, Split This Rock and DC Modern Quilt Guild

Congressional Chorus presents its annual, multi-sensory collaborative concert on November 15, 2014 at 7:30PM at the historic Church of the Epiphany.  This innovative concert was discussed in a case study during the June 2014 Chorus America Conference entitled "Attract New People as Audiences and Singers."  This concert is quickly becoming renowned as one of the most unique choral performances of its kind in the USA and Canada!  
Click here for a Behind-the-Scenes w/
Collaborator Joy of Motion's Choreographer Helen Hayes: 

Tickets for this year's collaborative concert are available at, or by calling (202) 399-7993 x182.
Featuring the Washington D.C. premiere of Rollo Dilworth's "Freedom's Plow"
Enjoy an eclectic mix of your favorite American folksongs and spirituals in an innovative and multi-sensory experience!

The eighty-voice Congressional Chorus opens its 28th season by joining forces with poets, visual arts, instrumentalists and three dance companies to present a unique, 21st century re-imagining of the music that is deeply woven into the fabric of our American heritage. It is the music that has pulsed through the bodies and the spirits of generations of Americans. Come experience the energy and power of that music in the stunning acoustics of the historic Church of the Epiphany.
Joy of Motion's Youth Dance Ensemble alongside their Program Director Helen Hayes will premiere THREE new dance works, Afromoda Dance Theater will premiere FOUR new dance works, DC Youth Slam Team will premiere ONE original slam poetry piece, and Capitol Movement will premier ONE new dance work. All of these works are directly inspired by Congressional Chorus' music, which was sent to each company for their use. We are also very excited to have the DC Modern Quilt Guild hang their original hand made quilts as a visual display, calling back to the African-American tradition of storytelling through visual imagery.
Share the excitement as we present new twits on familiar tunes!
Tickets for this year's collaborative concert are available at, or by calling (202) 399-7993 x182.

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