2025 Nation's Capital Festival

June 14-18, 2025
Washington, D.C.

Registration is now Open!
Price incentives apply to early registration

Quick Facts about the 2025 Festival


June 14-18, 2025


National City Christian Church
Washington National Cathedral
Washington, D.C.



Special Discount: First ten choirs or Aug. 31, 2024
Regular: Dec. 31, 2024
Late: Feb. 28, 2025

Festival Dates & Times

Saturday, June 14, 2025 through Wednesday, June 18, 2025

The first mass rehearsal of the festival will begin Saturday at 5pm at National City Christian Church (Thomas Circle, D. C.). Choirs need to arrive into D.C. by midday on Saturday in order to be ready and on time for the first rehearsal. The Grand Concert is Wednesday, June 18, at 6pm at the Washington National Cathedral. Concert will be completed by 9pm.

Of course, groups may come to D. C. in the days prior to Festival or remain afterward to sight-see or perform mission projects. Most groups will plan their return travel on Thursday, June 19. 

2025 Nation’s Capital Festival Details

Daily rehearsal venue is National City Christian Church on Thomas Circle, six blocks north of the White House.

Grand Concert final rehearsal with orchestra and Grand Concert performance is at the Washington National Cathedral.

A walk-in concert is planned at the St. Matthew the Apostle Cathedral within walking distance of the rehearsal venue.

Complete details will be provided in the coming months.

Saturday, June 14, 2025 Travel to D. C. today or an earlier day if you choose
4:30pm Gather and check-in at National City Christian Church (NCCC), 5 Thomas Circle
5:00 Mass Rehearsal 1
8:30 End rehearsal, groups on your own
Sunday, June 15 Groups on your own to attend church and/or sing in nearby churches of your choice
3:00pm Mass Rehearsal 2 (NCCC)
6:00 Rehearsal ends, groups on your own
Monday, June 16
9:00am Mass Rehearsal 3 (NCCC)
Noon Rehearsal ends, groups on your own
Tuesday, June 17
9:00am Mass Rehearsal 4 (NCCC)
11:00 Rehearsal ends, groups on your own until evening
6:00pm Arrive at Washington National Cathedral
Rehearsal with Orchestra
8:30 Rehearsal ends
Wednesday, June 18 Morning and afternoon free
Please take care to guard your students’ energy, particularly in DC heat
5:00pm Gather at the National Cathedral
6:00 Grand Concert
9:00 Depart the Cathedral
Festival ends

Regular Registration: $324.00 per student, director, accompanist, and adult chaperone
Regular Registration Fee is good through December 31, 2024. Your $324.00 per person fee is locked in by your registration and deposit, even if you add more singers later on. 

Special Discount Opportunity: $274.00 per participant
Save $50 per person by being among the first ten (10) choirs to register and making the $1,000 deposit (nonrefundable) by August 31, 2024. You lock in your participation fee at $274 per person, even if you add more singers after August 31.

To receive the $50 per person discount, you must be among the first ten choirs to register (with deposit), and your registration must be completed by August 31. The special discount ends after ten choirs have registered or on August 31, whichever comes first.

Late Registration: $374.00 per participant
For registrations that take place any time between January 1 and February 28, 2025.

Here is what’s included in your Participation Fee:

  • All festival rehearsals and venue rentals
  • Grand Concert at the Washington National Cathedral
  • Professional orchestra accompaniment
  • Professionally produced livestream of the Grand Concert
  • Festival tee shirts

Not included in the participation fee:

  • Transportation to and from DC
  • Ground transportation in DC
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Festival repertoire octavos

A $1,000 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of all registrations.

(Early bird) The first 10 choirs registered (and all choirs registered on June 10, 2024) will receive $50 per person discount off the Regular Participation Fee of $324. The $1,000 nonrefundable deposit must be paid at time of registration in order for registration to be complete and to qualify for the discount. This special offer ends after 10 choirs register or on August 31, whichever comes first.

Regular Registration: $324.00 per person unless among first 10 choirs to register through December 31.

Late Registration: $374.00 per person (January 1 – February 28, 2025)

Registration closes: March 1, 2025

On February 1, 2025, 50% of the balance is due, using updated participation numbers.

May 1, 2025 the final balance is due.

The nine anthems are to be memorized prior to arrival at the Festival on June 14, 2025.

SATB Heather Sorenson Shawnee Press 01291682
SATB Elaine Hagenberg Beckenhorst Press BP2253
SATB arr. Victor Johnson Shawnee Press 35030082
SATB Jeffery Ames Earthsongs ES.S-248
SATB Elaine Hagenberg Beckenhorst Press BP2212
SATB div Mack Wilberg Oxford Sacred Music OU.9780193869172
SATB Heather Sorenson Hal Leonard/Brookfield 01265651
(Available only at www.dangoellermusic.com)
SATB Dan Goeller Dan Goeller Music CHO-4600
SATB Mark Edwards Will be available at Morningstar Music in late fall, 2024


Festival Registration is now open and will continue through February 28, 2025. There are price incentives for early registrations, and we encourage you to act early and take advantage of the lower prices.  Please use the buttons below to fill out the registration form and then to pay your deposit.

Special consideration for those registering on Monday, June 10: All choirs registering on June 10, 2024 will be considered among the first ten (10) to register, even if you are not actually among the first ten to register. Yes, we will guarantee the lowest participation fee of $274.00 per person if you register on June 10 and make the $1,000 nonrefundable deposit at the same time!