Seasons Greetings! Welcome to our 2nd Annual Holiday Video Montage. Please watch this space for an announcement about our 30th annual Sing Out For Shelter concert, to benefit two of D.C.’s worthiest charities supporting people experiencing homelessness.
For almost 30 years, the Augmented 8 has hosted “Sing Out for Shelter” to raise funds for Christ House, Friendship Place, and Metropolitan House to support the work they do for persons experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C.
Rainy days keep us all inside, not totally unlike a pandemic, but music helps to make it better. With that in mind, the Augmented 8 present Oak Thorne’s arrangement of “Here’s That Rainy Day.”
Scott O’Gorman, who died April 3, 2020 at the age of 87, was a beloved member of the Augmented 8. He sang with the group for over forty years from 1964 to the early 2000’s.
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Saturday, February 22, 2020 – 8:00 pm
28th Annual “Sing Out for Shelter”
The Augmented 8 welcomes:
The Princeton University Katzenjammers
Venus D Minor
Maret School Grace Notes
Award-Winning A Cappella Concert for the Homeless
Augmented 8 Opening for The Doox of Yale.
Sunday, January 5, 2020, 5-6:30 PMSt.
Columba’s Episcopal Church (Tenleytown)
4201 Albemarle Street, Washington, D.C. 20016
Originally founded at an all-male Yale in 1952 as the Duke’s Men of Yale, Doox is the university’s first all-gender tenor/baritone/bass a cappella singing group, with a repertoire that is an exciting mix of old favorites and contemporary hits (from Rodgers and Hart to Queen to Rihanna).
We celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Bill Koplowitz, who died peacefully at home on September 26th. Loving husband of the late Maria Albanese Koplowitz, a cherished brother, father, grandfather and friend to many, we were graced with Bill’s intelligence, wit, humor and generosity for 94 years.
For our 27th annual Sing Out for Shelter (“SOS”) concert, DC’s own Augmented 8 once again will bring together the best of contemporary a cappella singing to raise funds for organizations that assist the homeless in the metro DC area.
News Flash. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy met with a group rumored to be candidates to succeed him on the Court, and tested their mettle by challenging them to a singing contest.