Just found out that my alma mater is sending a group I belonged to in college for a tour of the DC area this week. The Hiram College Madrigal Singers will be appearing on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in a live webcast this Friday at 6pm.
The director, John Drotleff, is also the director of the West Shore Chorale in Lakewood, OH. He retired from Lakewood HS a few years back (he was my daughter's choir director) and has been working with the Hiram College Choir and Madrigal group. He says the tour will also include a performance at the National Cathedral. I think he said that was Sunday. Anyone in the DC area can find out better than I can at the moment.
Soooooo, if you like vocal music, especially madrigals, tune into the live webcast on Friday at 6pm. The webcast uses RealPlayer, so if you wanna watch (or rather listen, the choir will be miniscule on that little screen!), make sure you have RP or load it to your computer.
Here is the link for the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage:
<a href="http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium/" target="top">www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium/</a>
The Kennedy Center has been having performances 365 days a year for several years now. Cool, huh? So what if they are all visiting, culture is in the capital.