Announcing a very special
Serenade! Washington, D.C. Choral Festival

JFK 100: Peace Corps
"Celebrating Service with a Song"
Time:  6 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Balkanes (Bulgaria) 
Egschiglen (Mongolia)
Insingizi  (Zimbabwe) 
Latvian Voices  (Latvia) 
Escolania de Montserrat   (Catalonia, Spain) 
Pihcintu  (Refugee Girls Chorus from Portland, Maine, USA) 
Gandharva Choir (India)
Les Voix Boréales  (Canada)
Baltimore, MARYLAND | Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Date: WED, JUNE 28
Time: 7:30

Tickets: Free, with Eventbrite registration
Charity:  Safe and Sound
Lineup:  Le Cantanti di Chicago (USA); Insingizi (Zimbabwe), Madras Youth Choir (India)

Annapolis, MARYLAND | St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
Date: THURS, JUNE 29
Time: 7 p.m.

Tickets: Free, with Eventbrite registration
Charity: Oxfam
Lineup: Capella, Wallace High School Senior Chamber Choir (Northern Ireland); Egschiglen (Mongolia); Balkanes (Bulgaria)

Alexandria, VIRGINIA | St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Date: FRI, JUNE 30
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: Free, with Eventbrite registration
Charity: United Community Ministries
Lineup: Coro Polifónico de Panamá (Panama); Gandharva Choir (India); Latvian Voices (Latvia)

Alexandria, VIRGINIA | Alfred Street Baptist Church
Date: SAT, JULY 1
Time: 5 p.m.

Tickets: Free, with Eventbrite registration
Lineup: Insingizi (Zimbabwe); Coro Polifónico de Panamá (Panama) or Nairobi Girls Chorale (Kenya)

WASHINGTON, D.C. | Church of the Epiphany
Date: SAT, JULY 1
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: Free, with Eventbrite registration
Charity: Welcome Table Choir
Lineup: Les Voix Boréales (Canada); Gandharva Choir (India); Balkanes (Bulgaria); Egschiglen (Mongolia)

Castleton, VIRGINIA | Castleton Festival
Date: SUN, JULY 2
Time: 4 p.m.

Tickets: Orchestra and Balcony ($20-40)
Lineup: Egschiglen (Mongolia); Balkanes (Bulgaria)

Baltimore, MARYLAND | Patterson Park
Date: SUN, JULY 2
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: Free, with Eventbrite registration
Lineup: Shanghai No. 3 High School Girls Band (China); Coro Polifónico de Panamá (Panama); Pihcintu (Refugee Girls Chorus); Insingizi (Zimbabwe)

WASHINGTON, D.C. | Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Date: SUN, JULY 2
Time: 8 p.m.

Tickets: Free, with Eventbrite registration
Lineup: Latvian Voices (Latvia); Escolania de Monserrat (Catalonia-Spain) 
All concerts are free, start at 6 p.m. and will be livestreamed .
Date: WED, JUNE 28
Lineup: Gandharva Choir (India); Capella, Wallace High School Senior Chamber Choir (Northern Ireland); Coro Polifónico de Panamá (Panama) 

Date: THURS, JUNE 29
Lineup: Insingizi (Zimbabwe); Le Cantanti di Chicago (USA), Nairobi Girls Chorale (Kenya)

Date: FRI, JUNE 30
Lineup: Madras Youth Choir (India); Balkanes (Bulgaria)

Date: SAT, JULY 1
Lineup: Latvian Voices (Latvia); Egschiglen (Mongolia); Pihcintu (Refugee Children’s Chorus, USA) 

Date: SUN, JULY 2
Lineup: Les Voix Boréales (Canada); Miami Children’s Chorus (USA); Gandharva Choir (India) 

Serenade! JFK Spotlight India
As a 34-year-old U.S. congressman from Massachusetts, Rep. John F. Kennedy visited India in 1951. So taken by India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, only a decade later, during his first State of the Union address, President Kennedy likened "the soaring idealism of Nehru" to the words of Churchill and de Gaulle. The following year, seeking to steady the nerves of Nehru's nation, JFK dispatched the USS Enterprise to the Bay of Bengal during the height of the Sino-Indian conflict.
Serenade! Peace Corps Spotlight: 
Gandharva Choir & Madras Youth Choir
Having represented India during the third annual International Choral Festival at Lincoln Center and the brand-new John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1972, the  Gandharva Choir  comes back to the banks of the Potomac after a 45-year absence.
Founded in 1971 by the late composer/conductor M.B. Sreenivasan, the Madras Youth Choir is presently led by K.S. Subramanian, a retired bureaucrat and well-known translator of Tamil literature. MYC has been at the forefront of traditional Indian choral singing for more than four decades.
For full details on the 7th annual Serenade! Washington, D.C.
Choral Festival, please click here.
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