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Spotlight on the Art of Choral Music: 18th Street Singers 

When: Sun., May 29, 3-4 p.m. 2011
Phone: (866) 811-4111
Price: $11
www.piccolospoleto.com

D.C. represent! This young choral group lives, works, and plays in Washington, D.C. — they're actually named for a road where many of them spend most of their time. Back in 2004, a handful of singers created the group as a serious musical outlet that would fit in with their busy city social lives — since then it's grown to 50 members.

Diverse song selection. The 18th Street Singers pull from a broad catalog including everything from hymns to battle songs to Imogen Heap. You'll hear songs like "Down to the River to Pray," "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," and "Witness." Although they occasionally dip into modern territory, expect an emphasis on the classics.

Hola, Ola. One song they're excited to present at Piccolo is their first-ever commissioned work by Manhattan-based Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, whose work has been performed and recorded in more than 30 countries around the world.

— Erica Jackson Curran

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