Voices and Virtues in Northeast

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Catholic University of America
On Sunday afternoon a friend from my office was to give a vocal recital at Catholic University. He's a classically trained singer and performs from time to time in the area. I hadn't heard him sing before, so wanted to attend.

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.
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Catholic University of America
Catholic University of America
McMahon Hall, Catholic University
McMahon Hall, Catholic University
Mullen Library, Catholic University
Mullen Library, Catholic University
Caldwell Hall, Catholic University
Caldwell Hall, Catholic University
School of Music, Catholic Univeris…
School of Music, Catholic Univeri…
Ward Recital Hall
Ward Recital Hall
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The 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
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