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If You Could Hear These Walls

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 3-5 p.m.

Peace is a Haiku Song |1425 Christian Street | Philadelphia, PA

Join Singing City for If You Could Hear These Walls—an innovative collaboration between the American Composers Forum with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program—at which we will perform new works by Philadelphia composers Andrew Bleckner and Evan Solot inspired by the mural!

Free and open to the public.


Fall Concert—Choral Romance: French & German Masterpieces

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

The Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Singing City opens the season with Gabriel Fauré’s sublime Requiem, with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and a feast of a cappella works by Anton Bruckner. This concert celebrates the music of two organists – Anton Bruckner and Gabriel Fauré – working in opposite ends of Europe in the later part of the 19th century. Bruckner’s sumptuous a cappella choral writing in 8-parts and Fauré’s impassioned writing in his beloved Requiem combine to create a concert that will be remembered long after the final cutoff.


Holiday Concert at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Sunday afternoon, December 28, 2014, 1:00 and 2:30 p.m.

With the Singing City Children's Choir

Celebrate the season with choral music in the beautiful Great Stair Hall at PMA.
Free after admission to the museum.

Featuring wonderful arrangements of holiday favorites, including Deck the Halls, Christmas Time is Here, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Christmas Memories, the Twelve Days After Christmas, an audience sing-along and more!


Winter Concert—African American Music: Extensions of the Tradition

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

With Singing City, Jeffrey Brillhart, director

The Germantown Friends School Choir, Steve Kushner, director and

The SC Children's Choir, Steven Fisher, director

Germantown Friends School Meeting House, 31 W. Coulter Street, Philadelphia, PA

Our winter concert will celebrate the vast repertoire of African-American music, spanning several centuries.

Featuring works by Gilbert Martin, Harry T. Burleigh, Rollo Dilworth, Moses Hogan, Damon Dandridge, Roland Carter, Rosephanye Powell, Doreen Rao, and more.


I Dream A World


I dream a world where man

No other man will scorn,

Where love will bless the earth

And peace its paths adorn

I dream a world where all

Will know sweet freedom's way,

Where greed no longer saps the soul

Nor avarice blights our day.

A world I dream where black or white,

Whatever race you be,

Will share the bounties of the earth

And every man is free,

Where wretchedness will hang its head

And joy, like a pearl,

Attends the needs of all mankind-

Of such I dream, my world!


Langston Hughes



Spring Concert—I’ll Make Me a World

Sunday, April 19, 3 p.m.

The Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

A collaborative concert bringing Singing City together again with Lyric Fest for a musically eclectic, thought-provoking look at our world. Inspired by James Weldon Johns’ poem “The Creation”, this concert will be an exploration of the gifts of the natural world, the art that reflects those gifts, and the bounty and need that live side by side in the 21st century experience. Solo songs interspersed with choral works, including a new work by Lyric Fest’s composer in residence, Kile Smith, scored for audience participation. With Stephen Powell, Elizabeth Weigle and Chrystal Williams, Laura Ward, piano; and percussion ensemble. Reception follows in Centennial Hall.


Brahms Requiem Sing-In

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027

Join Singing City in singing one of Brahms’ most beloved works. Bring your own score and lift your voice!