Ft Washington Community Chorus
The Fort Washington Community Chorus (FWCC) began as an outreach of the St. John’s Choir in December 1993, when the choir presented its first community performance of Messiah at Harmony Hall Regional Center. In the summer of 1998, as the Messiah Chorus, the group began presenting patriotic concerts to coincide with Fourth of July celebrations. In July of 2000, the first of what is now the traditional concert at Fort Washington National Park was presented to an enthusiastic crowd of flag-waving community folks.
The FWCC currently is a diverse group of approximately 50 singers from the community and churches in Fort Washington and is open to anyone with a love of choral singing. Rehearsals take place at Bayne Hall, St. John’s, beginning 6-8 weeks prior to the concert. Two concerts a year are presented, Messiah the first Sunday in December and the patriotic concert on the Saturday closest to the Fourth of July.
From its inception, the mission of the chorus has been to present musical offerings to the community free of charge, while requesting audience donations to the Fort Washington Food Pantry, housed at St John’s. The FWCC has been fortunate to have received grants from the Prince George’s Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council and the Ruth Gregory Soper Memorial Fund, as well as generous donations of time, talent and funding from St. John’s and other sponsoring churches. For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org