Interview with The District Dish
Check out this video of Artistic Director David Simmons, who sat down with The District Dish to talk about Congressional Chorus and American Youth Chorus. Seems like someone new wants to audition!
September 13, 2010
“SINGING A NEW SONG”
By Kris Kitto of The Hill
“We’re going to do a fa, and I want you to stretch out the last fa and put a crescendo on it,” Dave Simmons instructs Larissa Gallagher.
Simmons, the Congressional Chorus’s artistic director, plunks a series of notes on a piano as Gallagher, an alto, opens her chest, lifts her head and sings back the sequence. It’s mid-August and they’re in a sparse, lime-green rehearsal room in the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE preparing for the chorus’s 24th season. For the rest of the story, click here.