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Experience a gospel music showcase 30 years in the making!

Join us for an evening of inspiration, celebration, and commemoration as our very own Men and Women of the Gospel Choir mark 30 years of glorious harmony. Led by Theodore Thorpe III, a bastion of choral singing and music direction in the DMV, the “MWOTG” showcases many of the finest voices in our community performing contemporary and classic works of African American heritage. In their three-decade history, the choir have shared the stage with luminaries such as Richard Smallwood, Dorinda Clark Cole, the late Edwin Hawkins, the late Walter Hawkins, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Ramsey Lewis, and Sweet Honey In The Rock. For this milestone performance, they revisit favorite works from throughout their history—featuring a number of special guests !



Gospel music programs at Washington Performing Arts are made possible through the generous support of Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; the Edith Glick Shoolman Children’s Foundation; the Beech Street Foundation and Mr. Jeffrey Bauman and Ms. Linda Fienberg; Barbara Myers and Tom Gallagher, in honor of Turnaround, Inc.; Trista L.P. Colbert and Theodore Colbert; Hubert “Hank” Schlosberg and the Schlosberg Family; Bruce Rosenblum and Lori Laitman; Alison Francis; and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Howard.

Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.


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