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!
When: Sunday, December 15th, 4:30-6PM
Where: Historic Town Hall, 10814 Kenilworth Avenue, Garrett Park, Maryland 20896
Tickets: $12 in Advance, $15 at the Door (Small venue–buy early!)
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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Did you know you can stream a cappella music ALL DAY LONG via Acaville Radio? We didn’t, until they called us to come to their travelling studio for an interview and some songs. You can hear us on The Spotlight on Tuesday, May 5th at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific on the Acaville website. We’ll be re-broadcast on Saturday, May 9 at 6am Eastern and again at 6pm Eastern. Have a listen! And download the Acaville app for your phone from the iTunes store here.
Give the gift of music this holiday season: buy a ticket to our concert at Jammin’ Java’ on January 9th with the Tone Rangers and the Chromatics! It’s a New Year’s acappella-vaganza! Doors open at 6:30PM (great bar and food!). Concert at 8PM. Ticket information here. Buy now while supplies last!
Venus is thrilled to be part of the DC screening of “Her Aim is True”–an amazing documentary by local filmmaker Karen Whitehead about rock photographer and musician Jini Dellaccio.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 10; Venus sings at about 7:30PM, premiere begins at 8PM
WHERE: Avalon Theater, 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015
The screening is sponsored by Women in Film and Video and is a benefit for the Carolyn Projansky Professional Development Fund for young filmmakers.
The women of Venus will sing in Maryland and Virginia in May! Enjoy some tunes to ring in the warmer weather (please!).
Sunday, May 4 at 1:30pm
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
4200 Olney-Laytonsville Road
Olney, MD 20830
Tuesday, May 20th 7:30-8:30PM
4800 Fillmore Ave
Alexandria, VA 22311
Venus d Minor would like to wish all our fans a Very Happy Valentine’s Day. We’d sing you a verse of My Funny Valentine if we could get our streets plowed, here in snowed in Washington DC and environs. Stay safe and eat some chocolate.
Ms. Minor is tickled pink that she was included on the January nominations list for Best A Cappella Group the Washington Area Music Association’s 28th annual awards, the WAMMYs. The list of other nominees is a great group to be included in, too (group jam session, anyone?). The WAMMYs are voted on by WAMA members, but you can give the girls a hand with your vote for Venus d Minor as your FAN FAVORITE–and you don’t have to be a member to do it! Click here for details and thanks for your support of the galaxy’s favorite women’s octet!
UPDATE 2/14: The WAMMY Fan Favorite voting is now closed. Thanks to all of our supporters–fingers crossed! here’s the fully list of WAMMY nominees this year.
Venus will feature arrangements old and new when we appear on Friday, January 24th at the Noon Concert Series at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. 3001 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016. Join us for a fun-filled program! CDs will also be available for purchase. Details and directions here.