Talented Students Getting the DMV In the Holiday Spirit

Washington, D.C. (November 19, 2018) –  The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Show Choir, Voices in Motion, is proud to continue its long-standing tradition of the production of Amahl and the Night Visitors.’ This production is full of beautiful music and dance followed by a heartwarming showcase of ‘A Motown Christmas.’ The show dates and times are:

o Friday, December 7 & 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

o Saturday, December 8 & 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

o Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 4 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and can be at purchased at www.ellingtonschool.org/box-office

“This show is sure to speak to all ages,” says Dr. Monique Spells, Director of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Show Choir. “There is no better way to celebrate this production then in our very own, newly renovated Duke Ellington Theater. We hope that you will join us as we celebrate the music of the season.”

The highly acclaimed and national award-winning Duke Ellington School of the Arts Show Choir has thrilled audiences throughout the United States, Germany, Paris, London, France, Japan and extensively in the Caribbean. Organized in 1986, under the direction of Samuel L.E. Bonds and currently directed by Dr. Monique Spells, the student artists travel from neighborhoods spanning the entire Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to attend the premier arts-centered high school.

Students in the choir are required to perform at a high academic level to maintain membership as well as perform as part of an ensemble. The ensemble’s incredible creativity and artistry effectively couples with dynamic singing, acting and dance and transforms any performance space into a Broadway stage.



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