Sing Out for Shelter 2014


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The Tufts University Beelzebubs, finalists in the first season of NBC’s primetime The Sing-Off and the voice of the Warblers on Fox’s Glee, and Princeton’s oldest co-ed a cappella group, the Katzenjammers, will headline the 22nd annual Sing Out for Shelter concert to raise money for DC-based homelessness charities.

The Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church will once again host the Augmented Eight’s annual fundraising concert, which will also feature Baltimore’s Some of the Parts. Save the date: February 22 at 8:00 PM.

Patrons (preferred seating) $50
General Admission $25
Students/Seniors $10
Children under 12  Free

If you can’t come but would like to donate, we have a line item for donations on the ticket site, linked below.

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The 22nd Annual Sing Out for Shelter (SOS) concert to benefit organizations that serve homeless men and women is organized by the Augmented Eight, a non-profit, men’s a cappella singing group which has performed for Washington audiences for over 60 years.

This year’s concert of a cappella vocal music will once again benefit three local organizations that serve the more than 30,000 individuals who experience homelessness each year in the Greater Washington DC Region – the Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place (CCHFP), Christ House, and MMUMC’s own Metropolitan House. These concerts have raised approximately $195,000 over the past twenty-one years.  In October, 2010, CCHFP honored the Augmented Eight with the 13th annual Benjamin E. Cooper Award recognizing outstanding contributions by members of the Washington DC community to the cause of ending homelessness.

The Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church is located at 3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20016, on the corner of New Mexico Ave and Nebraska Ave, across Nebraska Ave from the American University.  Tickets are $50 for Patrons with preferred seating, $25 for general admission, and $10 for seniors and students.  Children under 12 and under are free.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or through our secure online ticket sales. Can’t attend?  Make a secure online donation to this great cause on Eventbrite.

All of the recipient organizations of SOS are 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations, and each will receive one-third (1/3) of the value of each ticket or donation.  Your contribution above the amount of any value you receive will be exempt from federal income taxation.


slider3The Augmented Eight is an all male a cappella group that has entertained Washington audiences for over 60 years with a blend of old standards and modern pop, with a bit of jazz, gospel, and doo wop arrangements.


imageThe Princeton Katzenjammers, founded in 1973, is Princeton’s oldest co-ed a cappella group. The group specializes in vocal jazz, but its repertoire ranges from Bach to the Beatles. In recent years, the Katzenjammers have performed at numerous events on Princeton’s campus, in the surrounding community, and nation-wide from Florida to Connecticut to the California coast.

BeelzebubsAs Tufts University’s oldest all-male a cappella group, the Beelzebubs have always been at the forefront of contemporary a cappella. From Boston to Buenos Aires, the Bubs bring music to life. Their repertoire is stylistically diverse, ranging from Rock to Pop to Hip Hop.  They were first runners-up on season one of The Sing-Off, and dubbed the singing of the Dalton Academy Warblers during season two of Fox’s Glee.

SOTPSome of the Parts is a five member a cappella group from Baltimore specializing in vocal jazz and novel interpretations of music from the Beatles to the 21st century. The group is regularly featured at Christmas time on local radio and television, and puts on concerts at country clubs and private parties.





Christ  House: A full-care health recovery facility for the sick and  homeless in the Washington, DC area, Christ House serves as a place of refuge  and healing. Since opening in 1985, Christ House has served over 4,800  homeless men and women. Suffering from an array of illnesses and  injuries including diabetes, cancer, and AIDS, patients at Christ House  receive 24-hour health care as well as a full range of social services. The  goal is for patients to leave Christ House with a new sense of hope and  dignity and live independently in the community. For further  information: 202-328-1100;

Friendship Place is a leader in Washington, D.C., in developing and implementing solutions to homelessness that have positive, demonstrable results and a lasting impact. Friendship Place offers the most effective model for addressing adult homelessness, with innovative, customized, person-focused programs that empower participants to rebuild their lives, find homes, get jobs and reconnect with friends, family and the community, permanently. Programs include street outreach, hospitality, free medical and psychiatric services, job placement, case management, transitional shelter, permanent supportive housing, and specialized services for Veterans and their families. For further information: 202-503-1964;

Metropolitan House: A homeless  men’s shelter sponsored by, and housed in, the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist  Church, in northwest Washington. Since Metropolitan’s merger in 2008 with St. Luke’s UMC, Metropolitan House has worked in concert with the St. Luke’s Shelter for Men.  These two congregational shelters were pioneers in the small-shelter movement when they opened 22 years ago.  Since then, they have provided stable, secure living environments that have empowered hundreds of residents to move beyond homelessness towards self-sufficiency and permanent housing.  For more information, call 202-363-4900 or visit

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