Thursday, November 10, 2011

American Voices / Global Songs


American Voices / Global Songs
American Youth Chorus
Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center

American Youth Chorus, Congressional Chorus' diverse ensemble of talented young people, will kick of its fourth season performing an array of songs from many different time periods and corners of the globe.

Travel around the world as these young people sing songs ranging from witty 16th century French chansons to folksongs from Inner Mongolia. American works range from the 19th century music of Stephen Foster to the late 20th century settings of African American spirituals and edgy 21st century works.

The evening will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart!

Oprah, Paul McCartney, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have enjoyed the music of American Youth Chorus (last year at a performance for the Kennedy Center Honorees at the State Department), and you can, too, on the 19th at the Atlas!

Adults: $15
Seniors (65+) and Students (6-18): $10
Kids under 6: Free, but tickets are required.
Get tickets on-line at the Atlas website
or directly
You can also get tickets by calling (202) 399-7993, ext. 2 or at the Atlas Box Office.

About American Youth Chorus:

In 2008, Congressional Chorus formed American Youth Chorus, an after-school music program at the Atlas Performing Arts Center for students ages 8 to 14 from DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Founded on the premise that all children, regardless of socio-economic background, deserve a high-quality music education, Seventy-five students participate in this performance-based choral/musical theatre program that encourages young people to develop their voices, creativity, and self-esteem. The curriculum focuses on reading skills and music theory, singing in parts, stage presence and basic choral choreography.

In addition to performing at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, American Youth Chorus has performed at the Kennedy Center, the White House, the State Department dinner for the 2010 Kennedy Center Honorees, and the Library of Congress.

For more information, visit

About Congressional Chorus:
Congressional Chorus is a 75-member choral ensemble whose mission is to communicate the spirit, diversity, and power of American choral music.

In the fall of 1987, a dozen Congressional staffers began gathering weekly in the Dirksen Senate Office Building for informal singing sessions to relieve stress and bring music back into their lives. That small initial group has evolved into our current 75 member adult chorus and is open to all professions. Congressional Chorus is now one of the resident arts partners at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street, NE. The chorus also has performed at the Kennedy Center, Sidney Harman Hall, the White House, and the U.S. Capitol.

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