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2019 – 2020 Season

2019—2020 Season at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Capital Hill

The 21st Century Consort, award-winning contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution for over four decades, embarks on its first season at the beautiful St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capital Hill. Artistic Director Christopher Kendall presents a season of new music and high drama featuring artists Paul Cigan, Lisa Emenheiser, Dan Foster, Lee Hinkle, Alexandra Osborne, Sara Stern, and Rachel Young.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003

ATTENDANCE IS FREE. Seating begins at 3:30, and all who attend the 4:00 pre-concert discussion are guaranteed seats. Past performances suggest that seats will likely be available for all until the performance itself, at 5:00 pm.

All concerts are at 5:00, preceded by a 4:00 discussion with composers and performers, and followed by a post-concert reception.


METRORAIL: Capitol South (two blocks), or Union Station and Eastern Market (15-minute walk)

PARKING: On Saturdays, most adjacent blocks have unrestricted parking, with two exceptions: on the east side of 3rd Street from Independence Avenue to A Street, a two-hour restriction runs 7:00am to 9:30pm; on the west side of 3rd Street from Independence Avenue to East Capitol Street, there is metered parking at $2.30 per hour.

  • Election Special: Music for Uncivil Discourse

    Saturday October 272012

    In honor of the November elections, the Consort circles the American democratic process with Fred Rzewski’s paean to Latin liberty in The People United Will Never be Defeated, Jon Deak’s setting of Orwell in Greetings from 1984, and, to remind us of our own revolution, Peter Maxwell Davies’ over-the-top, semi-staged portrait of George III, Eight Songs for a Mad King.

    Read the printed program now for this concert.

    Frederick Rzewski
    Selections from The People United Will Never Be Defeated
    Jon Deak
    Greetings from 1984
    Peter Maxwell Davies
    Eight Songs for a Mad King

*Programs subject to change.