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Hi, everyone!

Do you live on the eastern seaboard and love beautifully-sung choral music? Have you been saying for years that you'd love to hear me sing, but wish you lived closer, AND you live in the Philly or DC area?

Wait no more! The Young New Yorkers' Chorus is singing in both those cities! Philly on March 6th and DC on March 7th!

The Philadelphia concert is PAY WHAT YOU WISH. The DC concert is a choral festival with a couple of other groups (including the highly-regarded 18th Street Singers) and costs $15.

The deets!

The Young New Yorkers' Chorus ON TOUR

In Philadelphia, PA
Friday, March 7, 2014; 8pm
Church of the Holy Trinity Rittenhouse Square
1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Admission: Pay what you wish!

In Washington, DC
Saturday, March 8, 2014; 8pm
Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes
1215 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005
Admission: $15
(I assume one can pay in advance, but I haven't got the website for that yet)


Our repertoire this time around includes settings of Seven Shaker Songs, Straheli's "How Can I Keep from Singing?", some William Byrd, and two Christmas-y pieces by past winners of our Competition for Young Composers. Oh, and "Shenandoah." Because we're cheesy traditional like that. :-P There's also a stunning piece by Eriks Esenvalds called "Stars," which breaks most of the singers' hearts open. *nods* And maybe some other stuff. That's what I remember off the top of my head.

Doesn't that sound like fun?

So yes, if you're in either area, please consider coming! It's always funner to sing when I know some folks in the audience, and anyway, we've done a crap job publicizing so far (partly because one of the venue contracts wasn't signed until last week). So I'd LOVE TO HAVE AN AUDIENCE.

And we really do sing very prettily. Even with so many more men than women!

(The men are pretty, too, if you're into that sort of thing. But most of them are gay. And the women are pretty. But most of them are straight. So... Unavailable eye-candy! And me!)

Date: 2014-02-26 11:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] torino10154
Oh, fun! Boo, though, as I have plans Saturday night already. (Also Sat is the 8th.) Sounds super cool though. Hope you have a great time.

Date: 2014-02-26 01:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] songquake.livejournal.com
Ah! Thanks for the heads-up about the date! I'll go off and edit the post so that stuff is correct.

Date: 2014-02-26 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rivertempest.livejournal.com
God, I wish I could make an impromptu trip to D.C.! *sniffs* I would love to have seen you and hear the lovely choral music. *sighs* I didn't realize you lived so close to D.C. - my in-laws live on W Street and we were just there in October.

Date: 2014-02-26 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] songquake.livejournal.com
Well, I only live five hours away *g*. I don't actually go that often--NYC is usually enough enterainment for me. But it's cool to be going on tour there. And if there are locals who want to go (or folks who want to make the trip!), I'd love to see them.

However, the commute for you would be even longer than the commute for me!

Date: 2014-02-26 01:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rivertempest.livejournal.com
Ah yes, it's about a 6 hour trip... through hills and valleys and such at 80 mph - shhhh. Ugh. I'll forward this information to my father-in-law and hopefully they'll be able to make it!

Date: 2014-02-27 03:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] songquake.livejournal.com
Yay! Thank you!

Date: 2014-02-26 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tjs-whatnot.livejournal.com
aasfghgffhht

PUTTING IT IN MY CALENDAR NOW!

Date: 2014-02-27 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] songquake.livejournal.com
YAY! Can't wait to see you!

Date: 2014-02-27 02:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] venturous1.livejournal.com
and I'm coming too! pretty unavailableness and YOOOOU!

Date: 2014-02-27 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kilpikona.livejournal.com
I wish I wish I wish I could hear you and your choir sing.
Can you manage to swing by Ethiopia on your next tour? I'd be out there in the front row!!!

Date: 2014-02-27 03:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] songquake.livejournal.com
Man, we could barely get our shit together for two cities a few short hours away. But this IS a practice run for tours of the future. So if I'm still young enough to sing with them...

Date: 2014-02-27 11:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kilpikona.livejournal.com
Yee-ha!
I just listened to "Stars" and looked up the lyrics.
Stunning. I would love to sing that. I miss singing.

Date: 2014-02-27 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] songquake.livejournal.com
Dude, but with staggered. Reathing and only two on my part...I'll be really staggering!

How's Addis Ababa?

Date: 2014-03-11 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fierceandsassy.livejournal.com
well, that will teach ME not to read live journal for three weeks! I am SO BUMMED that i missed you!!!

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