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Music August 30, 2016 at 2:05 pm

Like to sing? Free on Monday nights?

Our DC choir is looking for some new members!

The Runnymede Singers is a small chorus of amateurs who love to sing, with a range of musical skills from sight-readers to shower singers and a range of ages from student loans to AARP. We don’t require auditions. We are a relaxed group – the main goal is to work together to sing as well as we can and have fun doing it.

We work on seasonal/Christmas music in the fall and a huge variety in the spring — Italian madrigals, classical pieces, Gershwin, Berlin, Andrew Lloyd Webber, spirituals, and pop. Our conductor and pianist are professionals who help us learn and polish our performance.

Our rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 6:45 to 8:45 (with a cookie break in the middle) at First Baptist Church, 16th & O Streets NW (enter from the parking lot off 17th). We are not part of the church, but they rent a rehearsal room to us.

We do not sell tickets to our concerts. We perform at area retirement and nursing homes, and we also participate in an annual Christmas concert with two other area choirs and often have a friends and family concert in the Spring.

To hear more about us, listen to a piece that was done about us on NPR : http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?…

We do contribute as we are able to cover the costs for the conductor, the pianist, the rehearsal room, and new music, etc. The average cost is about $150 per semester. Don’t let this stop you from joining us, though – some of us pay more than others, some less. We don’t want anyone to stay away because they cannot pay the whole amount.

If you want to have music in your life, whether you are an experienced, polished singer or you love to sing but haven’t in a while, you are welcome. If you are interested in joining, have more questions, or just want to talk to a member, please contact our choir director Erica by emailing singercat36 [at] gmail dot com.

Thanks!

Events September 3, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Like to sing? Free on Tuesday nights?

Hi Popville!

We are Runnymede Singers, a small, non-religious, chorus of amateurs who love to sing. We have a range of music skills from sight-readers to shower singers and a range of ages from student loans to AARP. We don’t require auditions. Our rehearsals are held on Tuesday nights from 6:50 to 8:50 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 16th & O Streets NW. (We are not part of the church. They rent a rehearsal room to us.) First rehearsal is September 8th!

We work on a wide variety of music and perform about 3-5 times during our fall and spring semesters. In the fall, we typically work on seasonal pieces for performances in December. In the spring, we might sing anything from Italian madrigals and classical pieces to Gershwin, Berlin, show tunes, spirituals and rock. Each semester, we also want to make a difference in our community, so we perform at retirement or nursing homes.

Because we do not sell tickets to our performances, members contribute as we are able to cover the costs for the pianist, the rehearsal room, new music, etc. The average cost is about $150 per semester. But please don’t let this stop you from joining us though — some pay more than others, some less. We don’t want anyone to stay away because they cannot pay the whole amount.

Visit our Facebook group at this website: https://www.facebook.com/RunnymedeSingers
You may contact our music director with any questions – her name is Erica and you may email her through our Faceook page or at [email protected]

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