18th Street Singers

Founded in 2004, the 18th Street Singers is a fifty-voice ensemble of young professionals living, learning, and working in and around our nation's capital. Named after the road along which many of our members live and play, the group's mission is to reinvigorate a new generation of choral music audiences by offering fresh, spirited interpretations of both traditional and contemporary choral works, while insisting on the very highest standards of performance.

Recent performances at the Kennedy Center, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony (attended by President Barack Obama), and repeat invitations to the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC have highlighted the group's rising reputation in the nation's capital and beyond. Our diverse repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary, including masterpieces for double choir by the likes of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Frank Martin, American spirituals, folk songs from around the globe, and a continued commitment to the music of emerging contemporary composers such as Eric Whitacre and Ola Gjeilo.