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Sixteen members of the Concert Choir toured Washington, D.C. over Fall Break, taking in the sights and performing at venues ranging from high schools to the Masonic Temple.

At the invitation of Interim Pastor M. Gregory Shannon ’62, the group participated in the worship service at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Riverdale, Md., on Oct. 10. Students also sang at a luncheon there.

Other experiences included studying the history and culture of Freemasonry, singing at and touring the Masonic headquarters, and meeting alumni there; singing and talking to students at Northern High School, in Owings, Md., and at Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Va.; seeing significant areas of the nation’s capital in a DC Ducks tour; and free time activities such as visiting the Air and Space Museum and National Zoo, and singing informally at the Lincoln Memorial.

Participating students (pictured above) were Nanor Terjanian ’07, Chiquita Palha De Sousa ’08, Daniela Simova ’07, Marciano Palha De Sousa ’07, Haotian Wu ’07, Ashley Mahler ’07, Briana Niblick ’05, Sara Kreisel ’07, Greg Lapp ’06, Zane Ferguson ’06, Varun Mehta ’06, Zachary Guilfoyle ’08, Daniel Massa ’08, Joshua Porter ’06, Zachary Ilch ’08, and John Kolba ’06.

Photo albums from the trip are posted on the choir’s web site.

“Every three years we do a mini-tour,” says Nina Gilbert, director of choral activities, who led the trip. “It’s part of the preliminary planning for our next international concert tour, which we hope to set for January 2006.”

The choir’s last international tour included performances in Vienna, Helsinki, Tallinn, Budapest, and Bratislava during the January 2003 interim session.

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