High School Choir Festival

For more information on this community initiative contact:

Kate Breytspraak
Director of Operations and Community Engagement


Our 12th annual High School Choir Festival will be held on Wednesday, February 22 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Stanley J. Thurston will be our guest festival director. All high school choirs within the District of Columbia are invited to participate. Last year, eight choirs including the Washington Youth Choir participated alongside the D.C. Youth Orchestra Program. Choirs will spend their day at the Basilica, where they will participate in workshops, rehearse, join together as a combined chorus, have social time together, and finally perform independently and together during a free-admission evening performance. 

2017 Participating Choirs

Academy of the Holy Cross
Georgetown Visitation
Gonzaga College High School
St. Anselm’s Abbey
Washington Latin Public Charter School
Washington Youth Choir
Woodrow Wilson High School