Ring in the Season at our Caroling Performances


Can't get enough of us after our winter concert? Join us at one of our (free) caroling events:

Tuesday, December 16
5:30-6:15 PM, 6:45-7:30 PM
The Willard Intercontinental Hotel (lobby), 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Arrive at the hotel early to relax, explore the beautiful venue, or grab a warm drink at the Round Robin bar. (Webster's Hot Buttered Rum is 18th Street Singers-approved.)

Saturday, December 20
6:30 PM
CityCenter Plaza, 825 10th St NW
This performance is outdoors, but there are heat lamps on the plaza. Try delicious treats from the newly opened RareSweets bakery while you watch our show by the 70-foot Christmas tree display.

Presenting Our Winter Concert: A City Called Heaven


Explore the rich and varied tradition of the African American spiritual with the 18th Street Singers at our 10th Annual Winter Concert. From the classic arrangements of William Dawson and Henry T. Burleigh to contemporary interpretations from Moses Hogan and Dr. Ysaye Barnwell, these songs of exuberant praise and heart-wrenching longing create a powerful connection between the trials and triumphs of the African-American experience and all those who hope for a better future.

Winter Concert: A City Called Heaven
December 12 and 13, 2014
First Trinity Lutheran Church
501 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

We hope you join us to hear what W.E.B. Du Bois described as "the most beautiful expression of human experience born this side of the seas."

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A Concert of Spirituals: Annual Charity Performance Nov. 22

Join the 18th Street Singers for our annual charity concert! Admission is free to the general public, but a suggested donation of $20 will benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
4:00 p.m.
Resurrection Lutheran Church
6201 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22205

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Welcome to Our New Members!

Thanks to all those who came out to share their talents with us this summer. After an intensely competitive round of auditions, we're thrilled to welcome Dena Goodman, Anna Patterson, Emma Rackstraw, and Saumitra Sahi to the 2014-2015 season, along with several returning members!

Spring Concert: Into the Great Beyond

Experience the ethereal music of today's brightest young composers at the 18th Street Singers spring concert, Into the Great Beyond. The sublime evening will showcase celestial contemporary choral works from the rising stars of our generation, including Tarik O'Regan's The Ecstasies Above, Ola Gjeilo's Sunrise Mass, Eric Whitacre's Alleluia, and more. Above the clouds and boldly into the future - this show will take you to an otherworldly place.

We're thrilled to sing in the spectacular acoustics of National City Christian Church for the first time, and have the treat of collaborating with a string orchestra for this special performance.

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The Young & The Freshest: March 8 Guest Concert

What happens when the best young choral voices in DC and New York City join forces? We're pretty sure it involves some stunning music and a killer afterparty - but you might want to come and find out for yourself.

Join us for a special DC appearance by the Young New Yorkers' Chorus (YNYC) as part of their East Coast tour, together with hosts the 18th Street Singers, the District's premier choir of young professionals.

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18th Street Singers in the WAMMY Awards

We were thrilled to be nominated for this year's WAMMY (Washington Area Music Association) Awards in two categories: Best A Cappella Group, and a nod for our fearless leader Ben Olinsky as Best Classical Conductor/Director. It's truly an honor to be nominated amongst the many amazingly talented and diverse groups in the District.

And thanks to all our friends, family, and fans who voted to make us the first runner-up in the "Fan Favorite" category!

Best Vocal Groups in DC

CBS DC named us one of the best vocal groups in the area! Check out more on their web site, including remarks from longtime singer Ron Lee. Be sure to take a look at some of the other great groups featured in the article as well. We're in great company!

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From the Blog: New Yorkers Invade

Fun and games aside, there's something profoundly special that inevitably appears during tour, and that's why I was beyond excited when the Young New Yorkers' Chorus (YNYC) made the decision to embark on the adventure this year. Read more from Lucy Mathias of the Young New Yorkers' Chorus at the blog