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National City Christian Church Presenting the Acclaimed Thomas Circle Singers

Tue., May. 19 (7:30pm): Billed as “Life, Love and Change,” the concert will feature music of 20th century and current composers, including American giants Randall Thompson and Vincent Persichetti and British masters Bob Chilcott and Cecilia McDowall, whose works are complimented by texts of Robert Frost, Walt Whitman and others. Woven throughout the program will be the themes of tradition, rural life, courtship, and love.

Founded in 1976, Thomas Circle Singers’ concerts have raised funds and awareness for organizations serving the homeless and hungry, children, seniors and families at risk, the sick, and victims of violence in DC. Proceeds from the sale of concert tickets are donated to community nonprofit agencies every year, and have raised over $100,000 for worthy causes. Recent concert beneficiaries include Thrive DC, The Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place, The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, Friendship Terrace, DC Creative Writing Workshop, Men Can Stop Rape, and many more. During the current season they are partnering with N Street Village.

The Washington Post has hailed the Singers for its “glowing performance[s],” noting that “Artistic Director James Kreger has his 32-person ensemble singing weightlessly and with agility. Soft singing is much more difficult to sustain than loud, but pitch never wavered and long phrases emerged sounding fresh and easy.”

The concert is free, but donations for the music ministry of the church located on Thomas Circle will be welcome. For more information, call the church’s music office at (202) 797-0103.