Amico Artists is looking forward to the fall season in 2014

Amico Artists is looking forward to the fall chorus and concert season in the Washington DC area.  The first announcment related to the chorus season is the resumption of regular rehearsals of the Washington International Chorus on Tuesday September 9, 2014.  This chorus is non-auditioned so anyone age 18 and over who wants the experience of choral singing may attend a rehearsal and see if the chorus is for them. This chorus meets at the United Church at 20th and G STs NW.  Closest metros are Foggy Bottom or Farragut West.  For info: 202-236-3743.




Washington International Chorus concert May 4th 2013

he Washington International Chorus presents "Of Poets and Composers" in concert on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at The United Church, 20th and G Sts NW, Washington DC at 7:30 pm.  Selections include poems by Thomas Campion, Shakespeare, Racine, Goethe, John Clare, F. Garcia Lorca, Louise Bogan, James Agee, and others.  Composers who have set poems to music include Franz Liszt, Robert Schumann, Samuel Barber, Benjamin Britten, Alec Rowley, and Rene Clausen.

Reception to follow the concert in the church's social lounge. Suggested donations are $15 or more.

The Washington International Chorus is a non-auditioned, classical chorus that welcomes new members. We rehearse on Tuesdays from 7-9 pm at The United Church at 20th and G Sts NW in Washington DC.  Our conductor is Dimitar Nikolov. Please visit the chorus webpage at:

for more information or call 202-236-3743.


Lucia di Lammermoor at Strathmore August 12, 2012

Opera International's production of Lucia di Lammermoor will be performed at Strathmore on August 12th at 4 pm.  It is the only performance of Donizetti's famous story of Lucia who, in spite of her love for Edguardo, is forced into marriage to save the family fortunes and the tragedy that results.  Yingxi Shang is Edguardo and Jessica Stecklein is Lucia. Muriel Von Villas is Director and Ed Roberts the conductor.

Several members of the Washington International Chorus, a program of Amico Artists, Jenny Hosmer and Caroline Sparks, are in the Lucia chorus so come and support us. 

Tickets may be purchased at the event.  Prices range from $20-$50. 


Malinee Peris, Amico Artists Board Member, to give piano concert July 12th

The George Washington Summer Piano Institute presents Malinee Peris in a solo piano concert July 12th at 7 pm at the United Church at 1920 G St NW (corner of 20th and G Sts) in Washington DC. The program, called laughing water, will feature the music of Debussy, Ravel, Liszt and Chopin. The concert is free and open to the public.

Professor Peris is an Advisory Board member of Amico Artists. We released a CD of her most recent recording in aid of breast cancer survivors, "My Journey From Darkness to Light with Chopin" in October 2010. which may be purchsed at The CD may be purchased as singles or in bulk to give to breast cancer survivors by clicking on the Support Us link on this website.

Ms. Peris, a well known concert pianist who is the Director of Keyboard Studies at GWU, has just returned from giving a concert in her native Sri Lanka where she holds the title of "Kala Keerthi", Sri Lanka's highest honor for the Arts and a lifetime achievement award from the Sri Lanka Foundation of America.

Ms. Peris trained at the Royal College of Music in London and gave her first solo public recital at the age of 12. She also studied with Henry Sztompka, Leon Fleisher, Earl Wilde, and Ilona Kabos. During her extensive career she has given recitals worldwide throughout Europe, Isreail, Australia, and the United States. Hungarian-born virtuoso Louis Kentner was her teacher and mentor for over 20 years. Professor Peris was featured as soloist at the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York at a concert to mark the 22nd anniversary of Human Rights Day. She has given a series of lectures for Independent TV in Britain titled "Music as an International Language," performed frequently for the BBC and for Belgian Radio Three.

Professor Peris's recent recordings include Ravel and Debussy (2002), From Portugal to Brazil (2003), From Spain to Mexico (2005), and A Child's Garland of Music (2007). For more information go to


Rehearsals resume on Jan. 10, 2012

The chorus began rehearsals again on January 10, 2012.  Our rehearsals will focus on our spring concert in May so we are practicing opera choruses.  If you have always wanted to sing opera, here's you chance.  Auditions are not required - just come and sing.  Rehearsals are held from 7-9 pm on Tuesdays at the United Church at the corner of 20th and G Sts NW.  Nearest metros are Farragut West or Foggy Bottom.