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National Capitol Choir Festival - Washington, DC

Location: District of Columbia, USA
Choir type: Other Choirs
Voicing: Mixed

National Capitol Choir Festival in Washington, DC - May 23-25, 2014 (Memorail Day Weekend)

We currently have space for one additional choral ensemble that will also be featured in a 15 minute solo slot on the final concert on Sunday, May 25, 2014 (by audio audition), at the National City Christian Church.

The NCC Festival is appropriate for High School, College, Community, and Church Choirs. This festival is about making terrific music together in a wonderful performance venue with other ensembles and an outstanding guest conductor. I would like to invite you to join us in rehearsals and a final performance in the beautiful National City Christian Church, where President Lyndon Johnson attended. This historic church will provide the backdrop for a wonderful and memorable music making experience.

Our program will reflect heavily on our history as Americans and feature great spirituals and folksongs native to our country. 

Washington DC provides a superlative backdrop of history, culture, and sightseeing. Experience history at great monuments and museums at some of my favorites such as the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Smithsonian Museum which includes the famous Air and Space Museum, the National Archives which houses our country’s founding documents including the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, the Capitol Building, and the White House. Walk the National Mall and see the War Memorials. Take a solemn and historic tour of Arlington National Cemetery. Easy access of the DC Metro makes getting around Washington a snap.

Participation in the festival include leaning music for the festival chorus, a performance at 2 of our Nation's Memorials.  

So come join us as we make beautiful music in National Capitol Choir Festival. Inspiring and captivating experiences await you!

Contact Sechrist Travel today at or 646-370-6689

Our Artistic Director and Guest Conductor, Dr. John Leavitt, is a composer, conductor, and teacher whose music continues to captivate listeners and musicians of all ages. Dr. Leavitt currently serves as the director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music at MidAmerica Nazarene University in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe, KS. Dr. Leavitt continues to teach, lecture, and guest conduct numerous workshops, festivals, and symposia. He serves as a regular guest conductor in major venues throughout the United States including New York’s Carnegie Hall and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. His compositions are represented in nearly every major music catalog in this country. Dr. Leavitt’s music has been regularly featured on public radio stations throughout the nation and has been performed in more than 30 countries across the globe. Dr. Leavitt was honored with the MNU Presidential Award: Faculty Member of the Year for 2011, which is voted on by his peers. He was also honored with UMKC Conservatory of Music Alumni of the Year for 2012.

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