The Library has played host to a variety of musical groups such as The New York Festival of Song, Accentus Chamber Choir, Birmingham Sunlights, Ensemble Corund and Chanticleer as part of its concert series in the Coolidge Auditorium. Be sure to visit the Concerts from the Library of Congress page for information on upcoming performances.
The Cantus concert on March 13, 2007, was inspiration for a panel discussion on choral groups in America, specifically men's choral groups. "Men's Lets Sing: Choral Music for Men's Voices" featured Frank Albinder, director of the Washington Men's Camerata; Ann Meier Baker, president of Chorus America; and Gunilla Marcus-Luboff and the Library's Robert Saladini, co-developers of the Library of Congress Series of Choral Music, a collection of some 50 rare and out-of-print editions of choral works held in the Music Division and co-published by Walton Music Corp. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The speakers addressed the state of men's choral singing from their perspectives as performers, conductors and music publishers, and also discussed the myriad men's choral groups in the United States. For those that missed the live event, no worries. You can view the presentation as part of the Library's collection of webcasts. While there, you can also browse by subject, including culture and performing arts,
to have a front-row seat for many of the Library's past lectures, symposiums and musical performances.