Season Finale Concert

Singing America's Songs - A Silver Anniversary Concert

Congressional Chorus celebrates twenty-five years of music making in our nation’s capital in a silver anniversary concert on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 7:30 pm in the glorious acoustics of the historic National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, NW).

In collaboration with American Youth Chorus, the chorus will perform an eclectic offering of American music, including folksongs, spirituals, jazz standards, Broadway gems, choral classics and adventurous contemporary works.

This concert features the world premieres of two works commissioned in honor of Congressional Chorus’ silver anniversary: Be It Therefore Resolved by Joan Szymko, a nationally acclaimed choral composer from Portland, Oregon and Dreams by Chris Urquiaga, a student at the Eastman School of Music.

Other pieces to be performed include:

  • "A Choral Quilt" by Jack Gottlieb, composer and long-time assistant to Leonard Bernstein. Gottlieb arranged six of Bernstein's pieces into this beautiful setting that includes "Somewhere" from West Side Story, "Make Our Garden Grow" from Candide, and "Almighty Father" from Mass.
  • "Song of Purple Summer" from Spring Awakening
  • "The Seal Lullaby" by Eric Whitacre
  • "Ride On King Jesus" - Traditional African-American spiritual arranged by Moses Hogan
  • "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd" from Sweeney Todd

General admission tickets are $25. Tickets are now available only at the door. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Getting to National City Christian Church:

National City Christian Church is located at 5 Thomas Circle, NW -- where 14th Street intersects Massachusetts Avenue at Thomas Circle.

Nearby Parking Garages:

Colonial Parking Garages Open Until 10:00 pm:

Public Transportation:


  • Red Line: Farragut North - Walk four blocks east on L Street and one block northeast on Vermont Avenue. 
  • Orange and Blue Lines: McPherson Square - Walk two blocks north on Vermont Avenue.


  • The 52, 53, 54 buses stop right at National City Christian Church on 14th Street.
  • Other buses with nearby stops include the S1, S2, S4, S9, G2, 42, and 43 buses.