USA - Washington DC | Annapolis MD | New York NY

The Library of Congress – Washington D.C.’s prestigious cultural institution – invited the Choir to perform in their auditorium as part of a season to celebrate American composer Iriving Fine.  The chance to visit and perform in the USA’s capital – irrespective of whether or not we were fans of the West Wing or House of Cards – was too exciting an opportunity to miss.

The chance to visit and perform in the USA's capital was too exciting an opportunity to miss.

Our short tour began with performance in the Library’s Coolidge Auditorium to a packed house that included Irving Fine’s family, receiving a fantastic review in the Washington Post the following day.  The two days that we spent in the city warranted a whistle-stop visit of as many Smithsonian museums, governing institutions and monuments as possible, culminating, of course, with The White House (NB: our complimentary ticket for Mr. Obama was unfortunately not taken up).
We later ventured to the beautiful European-esque state of Maryland, before our final stop in New York City to perform for an Alumni Dinner for Clare College in a beautiful exclusive club on Madison Avenue.  This relaxed performance as part of a refined setting enabled us to have plenty of time to spend in the Big Apple, taking in the sights and getting those all-important Christmas presents ahead of our return to Blighty!