Chamber Singers Perform and Conduct Service in Washington D.C. Tour


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The Walsh University Chamber Singers, a traveling audition chorale, visited Washington D.C. this May, concluding a successful concert year with a special performance tour. The group of 35 singers spent the year preparing music for the trip, focusing especially on a cappella singing.

The four-day tour included multiple concerts and service projects. The group sang Mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral and gave a twenty-five minute postlude performance at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. In addition, the students participated in service work for Catholic Charities, where they performed at the Summit at St. Martin’s, a living facility that provides low-cost housing to D.C. residents.

"Our students are proud to serve as musical ambassadors for Walsh University, and in this tour they made the University proud as well. The performances at the Cathedral and Basilica were overwhelming successes, and in many ways, the performance for Catholic Charities was the most moving because of the nature of the audience," said Dr. Cooper. "In addition, our students made the most of their free time, taking in museums, classical concerts, and the other cultural treasures that D.C. offers. We are all grateful that Walsh continues to support these performance tours and values the experiential rewards they provide our singers."