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A Brave New World: 18th Street Singers Winter Concert

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First Trinity Lutheran Church

309 E Street NW

Washington, DC 20001

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The 18th Street Singers are proud to present, “A Brave New World,” January 26th and 27th 2019. Inspired by William Shakespeare's The Tempest and A Brave New World by philosopher and dystopian novelist Aldous Huxley, this concert series traces the tensions between individuals and society — reflected in music that explores connection and isolation.

Featuring works including Benjamin Britten's "Hymn to St. Cecilia," Morten Lauridsen's "Les Chansons des Roses," and "Together" by Melissa Dunphy, “A Brave New World” investigates the paradox of creating community when the only thing that connects all human experiences is the fact that they are finite. In grappling with death, love, and creativity, we try to overcome our aloneness by opening ourselves to others, which frees us and makes us vulnerable.

As technology advances, bringing new ways to connect and build community—online chat rooms, social media groups, and even the ticket website that will bring you to this concert—contemporary pieces such as “deus ex machina” by Jakub Neske and "Hymn of Acxiom" by Vienna Teng tease out the implications of faceless connections, which can manipulate and persuade. Aldous Huxley would be proud.

Join us Saturday, January 26th at 7:30pm and Sunday, January 27th at 5:30pm as we consider what we owe to each other, through these lenses of community, technology, and music.


Ticket Update - Government Shutdown

Because we believe that cost or financial constraints should never be an obstacle to experiencing the arts, any furloughed or unpaid workers feeling the impact of the Govenment Shutdown (federal employees, contractors, and/or local business owners) can reserve a free ticket to our concert.

Simply select a "Shutdown, Furloughed, or Unpaid Worker" ticket option for the day of your choosing and join us for A Brave New World.


A Brave New World: 18th Street Singers Winter Concert

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