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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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.
As many of our fans know, we are as much lovers of cheese as we are of a cappella. So when Venus heard that the FDA was blocking imports of the beautiful French cheese Mimolette (see story in Washington Post) , we knew we had to do something! So…we are heading back to one of our favorite outdoor summer concert venues–Lubber Run Ampitheater in Arlington–to sing our hearts out for cheese fans everywhere. We’ll be selling our new CD Digital Redemption, and using the proceeds to purchase the last remaining rounds of mimolette we can find for rehearsal snacking. Join us at this fabulous concert, where we’ll be appearing with our friends The Tone Rangers . The concert begins at 8PM. Location: N. Columbus Street and 2nd Street N., two blocks north of Route 50. For the full summer schedule at Lubber.