Interested in participating in next year's festival? For more information on this community initiative contact:
Operations and Education Programs Manager
Next Year's Festival Date: Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
About our 14th annual DC High School Choir Festival
This year's festival took place on Wednesday, January 30th at Washington National Cathedral. We were thrilled to have Maestro Steven Fox as our Festival Director. Fox is our newly appointed Music Director as well as the Artistic Director of New York's GRAMMY-nominated Clarion Orchestra and Clarion Choir.
The Festival: Students arrived at Washington National Cathedral around 1:00pm for a day of music-making and camaraderie. This year's festival activities included a combined chorus rehearsal with Maestro Fox, Soprano/Alto sectionals and Tenor/Bass sectionals, rehearsal time with each individual choir, an Alexander Technqiue workshop, an audition prep workshop, and a spaghetti dinner.
The day concluded with a free concert, open to the public. The concert featured each individual choir and ended with two combined pieces led by Maestro Fox -- one a cappella and one with the National Cathedral School and St. Albans School Orchestra.
2019 Participating Ensembles
Academy of the Holy Cross, Madrigal Singers
Eastern Senior High School, Concert Choir
The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington D.C., GenOUT Chorus
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Madrigal Singers
Gonzaga College High School, The Gonzaga Eye Street Boys
National Cathedral School and St. Albans School, The Madrigal Singers
The MusicianShip, Washington Youth Choir
School Without Walls High School, Treble Choir
St. Anselm's Abbey School, Men's Chorus
Washington Latin Public Charter School, Latin Voices
Woodrow Wilson High School, Concert Choir
National Cathedral School and St. Albans School Orchestra & George Washington University Orchestra