Venus d Minor is proud to participate in the 29th annual Sing Out for Shelter – a socially-distant concert to benefit charities supporting people experiencing homelessness in the Washington, DC area. Join us to see the worldwide release of our latest Venus video AND 11 other amazing a cappella groups from the DMV and across the county. Here are all the details:
How: On Saturday at 8 pm, click on the link above and enjoy!
Benefitting Who: Friendship Place, Metropolitan House and Christ House
The concert is free, but we hope you will make a contribution to help Sing Out for Shelter reach its goal of donating $32,000 to three local charities. You can make a secure, online donation (right now or during the concert). Avoid the rush and donate now. That way you can relax during the concert Saturday night knowing you’ve done your part to help support nonprofits doing so much for our community. Thank you!
We’re practicing some new tunes to share! (pictured: Robin, Amy, Betsy)
Who doesn’t need a little a cappella joy for the holidays? We’re on it! Venus will bring you our unique combination of rock, jazz, swing and some holiday tunes with a twist to. We’re thrilled to be hosted by the Garrett Park Women’s Club at their charming historic venue in Kensington, Maryland. There will be light refreshments, too. Join us!
Three a cappella groups, one powerful night of song. Join us on Saturday, March 9th at 8pm as we bring together some of the best vocal music in the region. Free on-site parking. Tickets available now in advance for $16. This event is sure to sell out, so order your tickets now!
Arts Building-Robert L. Smith Meeting Room
Sidwell Friends School
3825 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
The entrance to the parking garage (3845 Wisconsin Avenue NW) is located at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Rodman Street NW. Follow signs to the Arts building and RLS Meeting Room.
Venus d Minor has been selected to perform at the National Christmas Tree on Wednesday, December 19th from 6-6:30PM. Our set will include some holiday classics, as well as some classically Venus tunes with our signature funny lyrics. Where do you find this Christmas Tree location, you say? Well, on the National Parks website, you can get the exact latitude and longitude of our location…wow! We say, just look for the REALLY BIG TREE next to the curved street on the back side of the White House, called the Ellipse. We’ll see you soon!
Catch Venus d Minor at SING OUT FOR SHELTER concert at 8 PM Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Washington DC. This wonderful annual tradition created by the renowned a cappella men’s group The Augmented 8 (Winners of the Benjamin E. Cooper Award for Contributions to Ending Homelessness), has brought in thousands of dollars to end homelessness in our region. Join Venus d Minor and our aca-colleagues The Augmented 8, Word of Mouth, TBD and Pitch Please for a fun evening of entertainment that will make a difference in your community.
Where: Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016 (202) 363-4900 FREE PARKING
Proceeds Benefit: Christ House, Friendship Place, Metropolitan House
Tickets at the Door:
Preferred Seating $70
General Admission $35
Children 12 and under Free
For Advance Purchase Tickets or to make a charitable donation click here
Venus is looking forward to a year filled with new possibilities and performances. This winter we’ve been busy adding new repertoire–the “Cups” song, “Mexico,” “For Good” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” among others. We’re also polishing up our awesome arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner for baseball season! And we also held auditions and welcomed a new Venusian into our orbit–more on our new mezzo soprano in another blog post. Give us a shout if you want to book us for the spring — email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our favoriate Venusians Robin (front and center) and Dolores (fuschia, third from right) recently celebrated birthdays. This photo is not recent, as you can tell from the holiday greenery, but who wants a current photo for their birthday? To celebrate, Venus sang for R&D’s awesome house party. We love house parties. Are you having one this spring or summer? Give us a shout…we’ll be there before you can say “canapé.” You can email us at venusdminor (at) gmail (dot) com. Or if this is an aca-emergency, call 301-651-3707.
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Venus on stage at Lubber Run Ampitheater, courtesy Ed Spitzberg
Well we sure had fun singing to a packed crowd at our favorite outdoor ampitheater in Virginia. We appreciate the invite from our friends The Tone Rangers. Next up, Venus sings the Star Spangled Banner on Monday, July 20th to open a college league Big Train baseball game at Cabin John Park in North Bethesda. Join us for another fun evening under the stars!
Join us at 8pm July 11th 2015 at Lubber Run Ampitheater in Arlington. We’ll be joining our aca-friends The Tone Rangers, along with the Whitman Drama Team, for an aca-tastic evening of song under the stars! http://www.acaembassy.org/events/