About Us

The Thomas Circle Singers is a chamber choral ensemble with a dual mission: to perform diverse choral works for the enjoyment of audiences in the Washington, D.C. area and to raise awareness and funds for organizations that address the pressing needs of the city’s underserved citizens. Since 1976, TCS has filled this unique niche, enriching the quality of life for Washington area residents by offering superb performances of choral classics and new works by living composers, while contributing to the life of the community by donating concert proceeds to DC-based social service organizations.

For over three decades, TCS concerts have raised funds and awareness for organizations serving the homeless and hungry, children, seniors and families at risk, the sick, and victims of violence in Washington, DC. We donate concert ticket proceeds to nonprofit organizations every year and have raised over $100,000 for worthy causes. Recent concert beneficiaries include Thrive DC, The Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place, The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, Friendship Terrace, DC Creative Writing Workshop, Men Can Stop Rape, and many more.

The Washington Post hailed TCS for its “glowing performance,” noting “Artistic Director James Kreger has his 32-person ensemble singing weightlessly and with agility. Soft singing is much more difficult to sustain than loud, but pitch never wavered and long phrases emerged sounding fresh and easy.” In recognition of its numerous achievements and its commitment to staying “in tune” with the community, TCS was named Washingtonian of the Year 2000 by Washingtonian Magazine, and Artistic Director James Kreger was honored with WETA-FM’s Hometown Hero award.

TCS presents acclaimed performances of diverse choral literature, spanning the Renaissance to contemporary repertoires. Recent concert seasons have included Morten Lauridsen’s “Les Chansons des Roses,” Stephen Sondheim’s “Nightwaltzes,” Eric Whitacre’s “Sleep” and the world premiere of Blake Henson’s “August Moonrise.” Other recent commissions include the world premieres of Daniel Gawthrop’s “The Bond of Charity,” Robert Convery’s “Glory to the Child,” and “A Heart in Hiding (The Passionate Love Poems of Emily Dickinson)” by award-winning composer Gwyneth Walker.

Thomas Circle Singers is a member of Chorus America, the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

Each concert promises to captivate the ear, stimulate the mind, and restore the soul. If you haven’t heard TCS recently, do so this year!

Funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.