Sing Out for Shelter Concert 2015
Saturday, February 21, 8:00 PM
Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church
Featuring our guests:
The Capital Hearings
Maret School Grace Notes
Preferred Seating $50
General Admission $25
Children under 12 Free.
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The 23nd Annual Sing Out for Shelter (SOS) concert to benefit organizations that serve homeless men and women is organized by the Augmented Eight, a non-profit, men’s a cappella singing group which has performed for Washington audiences for over 60 years.
This year’s concert of a cappella vocal music will once again benefit three local organizations that serve the more than 30,000 individuals who experience homelessness each year in the Greater Washington DC Region – Friendship Place, Christ House, and MMUMC’s own Metropolitan House. These concerts have raised over $200,000 over the past twenty-two years. In October, 2010, Friendship Place honored the Augmented Eight with the 13th annual Benjamin E. Cooper Award recognizing outstanding contributions by members of the Washington DC community to the cause of ending homelessness.
The Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church is located at 3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20016, on the corner of New Mexico Ave and Nebraska Ave, across Nebraska Ave from the American University.
All of the recipient organizations of SOS are 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations, and each will receive one-third (1/3) of the value of each ticket or donation. Your contribution above the amount of any value you receive will be exempt from federal income taxation.
The Augmented Eight is an all male a cappella group that has entertained Washington audiences for over 60 years with a blend of old standards and modern pop, with a bit of jazz, gospel, and doo wop arrangements.
Since 2010, the Capital Hearings have been entertaining Washington audiences large and small, from holiday caroling and embassy soirees to Capitol Hill flash mobs and roller derby bouts. The group’s repertoire ranges from classical favorites to vocal jazz and contemporary arrangements. Its members have performed with prominent D.C. choruses, sung at Carnegie Hall, and been featured soloists at the Kennedy Center. They are music teachers, professional church choristers, lead singers of rock bands, conductors, arrangers, beat-boxers, and scat-masters.
The Grace Notes, the all-female a cappella singing group of the Maret School, was created in 2004. The group sings songs from a range of genres, from Beatles’ and other oldies to today’s popular songs.
Formed in 2006, Euphonism has created a name for itself in the DC area and the a cappella community at large. It has performed at the London A Cappella Festival, Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes, East Coast A Cappella Summit, SingStrong, and SoJam. The group has opened for the Swingle Singers in NYC and London. Its music is from all genres and entertains for all ages in a variety of venues, including schools, weddings, and festivals.
Christ House: A full-care health recovery facility for the sick and homeless in the Washington, DC area, Christ House serves as a place of refuge and healing. Since opening in 1985, Christ House has served over 4,800 homeless men and women. Suffering from an array of illnesses and injuries including diabetes, cancer, and AIDS, patients at Christ House receive 24-hour health care as well as a full range of social services. The goal is for patients to leave Christ House with a new sense of hope and dignity and live independently in the community. For further information: 202-328-1100; www.christhouse.org.
Friendship Place is a leader in Washington, D.C., in developing and implementing solutions to homelessness that have positive, demonstrable results and a lasting impact. Friendship Place offers the most effective model for addressing adult homelessness, with innovative, customized, person-focused programs that empower participants to rebuild their lives, find homes, get jobs and reconnect with friends, family and the community, permanently. Programs include street outreach, hospitality, free medical and psychiatric services, job placement, case management, transitional shelter, permanent supportive housing, and specialized services for Veterans and their families. For further information: 202-503-2963; www.FriendshipPlace.org.
Metropolitan House: A homeless men’s shelter sponsored by, and housed in, the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, in northwest Washington. Since Metropolitan’s merger in 2008 with St. Luke’s UMC, Metropolitan House has worked in concert with the St. Luke’s Shelter for Men. These two congregational shelters were pioneers in the small-shelter movement when they opened 22 years ago. Since then, they have provided stable, secure living environments that have empowered hundreds of residents to move beyond homelessness towards self-sufficiency and permanent housing. For more information, call 202-363-4900 or visit www.nationalchurch.org.
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