Topic Tag: Music
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.
Empire of the Sun – Passion Pit – Sylvan Esso – Christine and the Queens – Bishop Briggs – POP ETC – Sofi Tukker – Ace Cosgrove
Doors: 10:30 AM
Show: 12:00 PM
End: 10:30 PM
Yards Park on the Capitol Riverfront
131 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Price: $55 – $150
Washington DC, June 4th, 2016- Join us in celebrating DeNada’s first ever Spring/Summer Collection! Get an exclusive chance to view and shop the entire collection before it launches online.
The launch of DeNada’s Spring/Summer Collection will be hosted by No Kings Collective and take place at Lab 1270, an extension of Union Market, located at 1270 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002. Attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to view and shop the entire collection. The event will feature music from DJ Ayes Cold, visual collaboration with Moonrise District, an artistic fashion presentation, and more. Please visit our Facebook Invite Page for MORE INFO AT https://bit.ly/DeNadaLaunch
The Spring/Summer Collection features light, airy, and open designs created with a cotton-blend fiber. The new collection includes a range of lightweight shawls and jackets that are effortlessly stylish outerwear for summer nights, and a selection of knit & crochet tops perfect for any daytime look. All styles are handmade in Perú by skilled artisans, whom Arrisueño has been working alongside since DeNada’s inception. DeNada’s aesthetic encompasses minimality, functionality, style, and ease.
Are you looking for a fun-filled summer experience for your little ones?! Come join us for a Fit Kids Hit the Stage Q & A Mixer Monday, April 25th to register or check out who we are.
Please email us at [email protected] to RSVP and/or receive more information regarding our program
Good beer. Great cause. Enjoy an ideal summer day celebrating craft beer and music at Americana Beer Fest, the newest craft beer and arts festival taking place at the scenic Morven Park in Leesburg, VA on Saturday, June 11. Support our veterans while sampling more than 180 styles of craft beer from 60+ local, regional and national breweries. Enjoy live music from Trampled by Turtles, Wild Child, Possessed by Paul James, and Roosterfoot! The festival will also include a food truck rally, an artisan market, life-sized lawn games, as well as a series of culinary and beer-centric panels, demos and workshops, making Americana Beer Fest the ultimate day for the ultimate beer lover. VIP and general admission tickets are on sale now at AmericanaBeerFest.org, with proceeds benefitting Boulder Crest Retreat, a veteran wellness center based in Bluemont, VA.
Interested in opera but don’t know where to start? Intimidated by unfamiliar languages and confusing plots? Let us demystify the genre with an accessible opera event.
Learn about the composers, music, and storytelling that makes opera a moving experience. Each screening will be accompanied by a brief introductory lecture courtesy of the Maryland Opera Studio.
October 3 – Rossini’s Barber of Seville
November 7 – Mozart’s Don Giovanni
December 5 – Puccini’s La Bohème
All events will take place in Room 207 at 2 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
For additional information visit: Opera Unmasked at the DC Public Library.
This Monday (8/3), DCTMI is hosting their Kickoff Event at Busboys and Poets on 14th and V NW, 6:30– 8:30 PM. This event will feature performances from local artists and performers, and speakers from some of DCTMI’s partners, Teens Run DC, Youth in Mind, Kid Power, and Project Northstar. The event is free although we would greatly appreciate donations. All proceeds will go to DCTMI and their partners.
The goal of the DC Tutoring and Mentoring Initiative is to get a tutor or mentor for ALL DC students who need extra academic or non-academic support, including the 40,000 students reading below grade level. We are working with 30 tutoring and mentoring organizations to help recruit volunteers for them and support them in any way we can.
More Information on the event and tickets can be found at:
and please share the event with friends.
To learn more about DCTMI or to sign up to volunteer, check out their website: http://www.dctutormentor.org/
Celebrate DC’s culture, people and creativity through film, music and literature at the Our City Festival. Presented by PR and Marketing firm, KRPR, in partnership with the DC Public Library Foundation, the weekend-long event showcases films about DC and hosts live performances featuring Kokayi, Feedel Band, Easy Hand Dance Institute, DJ Sam the Man Burns, Bumper Jackson’s Chris Ousely, Free Minds Book Club, members of the Chuck Brown Band, and many more. Check out the full schedule for more information on tons of free events.
Festival is all day June 5-7.
Nootana, D.C.’s premier live Indian classical music and dance ensemble, is proud to announce its 3rd annual “UTSAV: CELEBRATING INNOVATION.” This year’s showcase will feature an originally arranged dance drama exploring the emotions of love through melody, rhythm, and storytelling. Using a combination of South Asian, Western, Middle Eastern, and African styles, Nootana will perform traditional and reinterpreted arrangements of Indian classical music.
Brooke Kidd, a celebrated arts leader, dancer, and artist in the community, will also be performing at the upcoming showcase in a collaborative piece with Nootana artists. As the owner and founder of Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, Md., Brooke continues to support the growing arts community of the area through her passion, commitment, and dedication. Joe’s Movement Emporium is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
UTSAV is a must-see for lovers of live music and dance!
Date: May 2
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Jack Guidone Theater (5207 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC)
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Ticket URL: http://www.nootana.org/tickets
Love to Sing? Free on Tuesday Nights? Join Runnymede Singers!
Runnymede Singers is 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. We are a relaxed group sharing the goal of singing as well as we can and having fun doing so. We are assisted by our conductor and pianist, who are both professionals and help us to learn and polish our performances. 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.) Our first rehearsal for the spring semester will be held on January 27th, 2015.
We work on a wide variety of music and perform about 2-3 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. The spring semester starts in January and ends in May/June.
Because we do not sell tickets to our performances, members 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. But please 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 more music in your life, whether you’re an experienced, polished singer or you love to sing but haven’t in a while, you will be welcomed. Please email our director at [email protected] if you’re interested in joining, have more questions or just want to talk to a member.
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Hey! I’m in a rock band that will be performing on RT in DC this coming December and I need to rent some backline for that performance.
Basically what I need is a guitar half stack, a bass amp and drum set.
If anyone has any leads, it’d be greatly appreciated!
The 2014 Capital Fringe Festival is looking for volunteers for this summer’s Festival, which kicked off on July 10th and goes through July 27th!!
The Festival connects local audiences with dynamic, diverse performing arts programming that is affordable and accessible. Our goal is to create space for discussion and collaboration around the performing arts.
The Festival relies on its ~450 volunteers throughout, and as it continues to grow in its 9th season, volunteers are playing an even larger role. Volunteers sustain the Festival, and do a huge job in making it run smoothly.
We love our volunteers, and there are many perks to helping us out. For each shift, volunteers will receive vouchers that can be redeemed for show tickets. All volunteers get Fringe t-shirts, and volunteers that do multiple shifts can choose to exchange their vouchers for a Festival button.
We have two types of volunteer shifts during the Festival:
Baldacchino Tent Volunteers: These volunteers assist with food prep, running food to tables in the tent, and maintaining the areas behind the bar. This job requires a lot of energy and a great attitude! Shifts will start and end at Fort Fringe.
Box Office Volunteers: We have box office volunteers at every single show. These guys sell tickets and buttons at the show venue, provide customer service to all patrons, and maintain ticket-selling packs throughout their shift. Shifts will start and end at Fort Fringe.
If this sounds like fun to you, shoot me an email at [email protected].
You can view available shifts by enrolling in the Volunteer Portal at https://www.capitalfringe.org/for-volunteers. Enrolling does not mean you have to sign up for anything, but gives you access to the calendar of open volunteer opportunities.
Hope to see you at the Festival!!
Established local cover band, Jeff from Accounting (www.jefffromaccounting.com), is seeking a new lead singer. After several years, our lead singer/rhythm guitarist is moving out of the DC area. We are looking for a true “front man”, as our new band member must be equal parts singer, musician, and entertainer.
A few details about the band and what we are looking for: Jeff from Accounting is a cover band, playing mostly rock and pop. We really just play what we like and some of what the crowd wants. We play bars, music venues, private events, and some weddings. If you go to the band’s website, http://www.jefffromaccounting.com, you can see a little bit of who we are and what we do. There is a lot up there – from songs we play, upcoming show schedule, past venues we have played (and continue to play), etc. If Jeff from Accounting looks like a band you might be interested in, then…
We are looking for a lead singer AND musician. Our new band member must play an instrument, like guitar or keyboard, and sing as well. They would be the lead singer, but other members of the band sing back up, and sometimes take lead on songs too.
We practice once a week. Usually a week day. Our practice area is in Northeast DC, near Catholic University and the NE DC/Maryland border. Certainly everyone in the band has their own schedules and commitments, and we play whenever it works for everyone; but generally we play 2-4 shows a month. Sometimes we travel for weddings or other events. We are guys in their late 20s/early 30s, and we all have day jobs (thus the band name, though none of us are Jeff and no one is an accountant), so this is all for fun.
If you are interested in joining the band, respond to our Craigslist Ad (http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/muc/4399173232.html). Give us some info about yourself, maybe some links to some work you’ve done, other bands you have been in, etc. We’ll get in touch and try out a few people during the month of April. We’ll jam a few songs, hang out, see if it’s a good fit. Thanks!
I’m a piano player who plays old standards and ragtime tunes. I’m looking for places around DC that might have pianos and wouldn’t mind (maybe would even pay a little for) some background piano music. You’d think with all the cool bars popping up around DC one would opt for the classic sound of an old upright piano hammering away some Ellington or Fats Waller. (Also, if you are a new hip bar, ever thought of getting a piano?) Thanks in advance for the tips!
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