Long before there was “Glee,” there was The Alexandria Singers, who for over 40 years have dazzled audiences around the world with their choreographed performances of popular music. On March 18, the Singers held its annual Cabaret and silent auction fundraiser, selling out two performances at MetroStage.
"It's a rare and wonderful experience when both performers and patrons can connect in such an intimate, personal, satisfying way.”
— The Alexandria Singers Music Director Bill Colosimo
“Who knew that 80 singers could fit on our little stage?” said MetroStage Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin. “With two sold out performances, auction items set up in the lobby and 80 singers on stage, it was great fun to host The Alexandria Singers and a wonderful way for their patrons to be introduced to MetroStage and for MetroStage to get to know The Alexandria Singers.”
From Berlin (as in Irving) to Brooks (as in Garth), The Singers wove together a variety of musical numbers into a lively, scripted production under the creative eye of Music Director Bill Colosimo.
"It's a rare and wonderful experience when both performers and patrons can connect in such an intimate, personal, satisfying way,” said Colosimo in thanking supporters. “You made that happen at MetroStage this weekend by your warm acceptance of our gifts of music and fun.”
Comprised of musicians of all ages and backgrounds, The Singers are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit music education and performance group and have represented Alexandria abroad with tours in Russia and Austria, and in area venues such as the Kennedy Center, Verizon Center, the White House and DAR Constitution Hall.
“Our silent auction alone raised over $6,500 in contributions from our patrons, members, and fans,” said Catherine Colosimo, who handles marketing for the organization. “It was truly an incredible day.”
For more information, visit www.alexandriasingers.com.