High School Choir Festival

For more information on this community initiative contact:

Anna Lipowitz
Operations and Education Programs Manager


Our 12th annual High School Choir Festival was held on Wednesday, February 22 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Stanley J. Thurston was our guest festival director. All high school choirs within the District of Columbia are invited to participate. Last year, seven choirs including the Washington Youth Choir participated alongside the D.C. Youth Orchestra Program. Choirs spent their day at the Basilica, where they participated in workshops, rehearsed, joined together as a combined chorus, had social time together, and finally performed independently and together during a free-admission evening performance. 

Stay tuned for information about the 2018 festival!

2017 Participating Choirs

Academy of the Holy Cross
Georgetown Visitation
Gonzaga College High School
St. Anselm’s Abbey
Washington Latin Public Charter School
Washington Youth Choir
Woodrow Wilson High School