Voices and Virtues in Northeast
Washington Travel Blog› entry 30 of 66 › view all entries
February 22nd, 2009 – by: Andy99
The drive from Springfield through downtown Washington to Northeast Washington was easy on a Sunday. There was ample street parking, too. The recital was held at the School of Music at the Catholic University of America. CUA, founded in 1887, is a liberal arts univeristy with graduate and professional schools and a noted music school. On the university grounds is the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (of which more is to follow). The basilica is noted as the largest church in North America.
The recital was an enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternnon. My coworker, along with a sproano colleague, performed a program of lieder and arts songs on the general theme of "virtues and vices" as the first part of the joint recital. The second half opened with the Act II duet from Verdi's La Traviata and then moved into lighter fare. I rarely get to Northeast, so after the recital concluded, I walked around campus a bit. I also used this outing as an opportunity to visit the National Shrine.
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Washington Sights & Attractions review
Visiting the National ShrineThe National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is a landmark in Northeast Washington. The very large Catholic church is not a cathedral or a parish … read entire review