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Michele Fowlin, artistic director
Anthony Walker, music director
Karon Johnson, choreographer
Saturday, June 1, 2024, 7:00 p.m.
Lisner Auditorium

For three decades, the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir (COTG) has used gospel music to build community among youth and audiences throughout the National Capital region and beyond. What began as a small ensemble of singers has grown into a robust program of musicianship, vocal training, dance, and theater. Hundreds of COTG singers have since spread joy to tens of thousands of enthusiastic audience members. Recently featured on NPR's From the Top, the Children of the Gospel Choir has performed with legendary artists such as Matthew Whitaker at the historic Lincoln Theater; Grammy-winning pop singer Sara Bareilles at the White House; and at the Washington National Cathedral for the Inaugural Prayer Services for President Barack Obama; and the National Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela. Join us for COTG’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Concert at Lisner Auditorium and experience an evening of glorious sounds, impressive artistry, and uplifting messages.


Performances by the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir are made possible through the generous support of Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated, together with the Edith Glick Shoolman Children’s Foundation.

Gospel music programs at Washington Performing Arts are made possible in part through the generous support of The Beech Street Foundation and Mr. Jeffrey Bauman and Ms. Linda Fienberg; The Dan Cameron Family Foundation; Bruce Rosenblum and Lori Laitman; Trista L. P. Colbert and Theodore Colbert; Hubert “Hank” Schlosberg† and the Schlosberg Family; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Alison Francis; Lauren and Glen Howard; and an anonymous donor.

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


DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities