Now in its 29th year, SOS won’t be able to bring an audience together in one place, but beginning as of February 27, you’ll be able to experience it online.
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.
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. Scott was a true bass (basso profundo) with a fierce loyalty to the group and wonderful sense of humor that […]
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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
Christ House observed June 12, 2019 as the Augmented 8’s official Partner Day and displayed this certificate in their front lobby. On that day, the group’s contribution from Sing Out for Shelter allowed Christ House to help 27 patients.
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.
Article by Hai Yu, George Washington University, May 2017 In 1992, D.C.-based economist and a cappella singer Bill Cline was driving by Dupont Circle and was stunned to find many mentally disabled people wandering the streets, homeless. The scene reminded Cline of the impoverished Latin American countries where he had once worked. In that moment 25 […]
The flu benched concert headliners, the Princeton Tigertones, leaving a potentially large gap in the anniversary program. But by divine providence, the Whiffenpoofs were between a Saturday afternoon concert in Baltimore and a Sunday concert in Alexandria amid a 29-concert,19-day tour.
The Augmented 8 25th Annual Sing Out for Shelter Concert March 4, 2017 As Mayor of the District of Columbia, it is my pleasure to extend greetings and congratulation to The Augmented 8 on the occasion of your 25th Annual Sing Out for Shelter Concert. This is a significant milestone for The Augmented 8. For […]
Sing Out for Shelter 2017 Concert to Benefit the Fight Against Homelessness in Greater Washington, D.C. Saturday, March 4, 8:00 PM Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church View Map Featuring our guests: The Princeton Tigertones The Vassar Devils Washington Waldorf School “Knightlights” with a suprise performance by The Whiffenpoofs of Yale Tickets available at the door or online from […]