The Alexandria Singers

Washington D.C. Metro Area's Premier Pops Chorus

        PO Box 16093 Alexandria, VA 22302



November 28, 2016 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE




Share the spirit of the season!  

Join The Alexandria Singers Holiday Gift Drive to support 

The Alexandria Community Shelter

[Alexandria, VA]   Every holiday season, The Alexandria Singers collect wrapped gifts and cash donations during their holiday performances and deliver the gifts to The Alexandria Community Shelter residents, complete with a special holiday performance. The Alexandria Community Shelter is a City-owned, 65-bed emergency shelter for men, women and families operated by New Hope Housing Inc.  

This year the organization is extending this opportunity of giving through an additional online resource, allowing all who wish to contribute from across the globe to give by visiting the following link:  

Donations through The Alexandria Singers will help provide a bit of warmth and kindness to community members in their time of need. Online donations are presented to the shelter in many forms: purchased gifts of cold weather clothing and accessories, purchased gifts of housing needs per the shelter's request, and a remaining balance donation in cash or check to the shelter to use for toiletries and supplies. Physical gift donations will be collected at The Alexandria Singers annual holiday pops concerts,   "Reflections” with three performances Dec. 9-10, 2016 at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA.   All show times, including lobby and gift drop-off times, are available on the website:

As you reflect on the year, please consider contributing to the Alexandria Singers efforts to brighten the spirits of those at the Alexandria Community Shelter. 

CONTACT:        Catherine Colosimo, Director of Marketing  - 703.395.4170

[email protected]



Guide for physical gift giving through the Singers to the Alexandria Community Shelter:

Please wrap your gift, label it either male (M) or female (F), and include the size of the item if applicable (L-3X is preferred for men, M-2X is preferred for women). 

Though the shelter does host families, the need is higher for adult gifts as the shelter has other resources for toys and kids' gifts. The shelter cannot accept food donations due to storage space available and City health department regulations. Below is a list of items the shelter has indicated over the years are most useful. NEW condition items are the only physical gifts accepted, in all cases.

·         hats

·         scarves

·         gloves

·         sweaters and sweatshirts

·         toiletry sets

·         makeup

·         work-appropriate watches and jewelry

·         blankets and towels




Concert Information:


The Alexandria Singers Present



WHEN:             Friday, December 9 at 7:30 pm 

Saturday, December 10 at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm


WHERE:           Convergence

                        1801 N. Quaker Lane

                        Alexandria, VA


TICKETS:          $25 reserved seats, $20 general admission, $15 discount admission (Group/Student/Senior/Military), 

$5 children under 6 – Tickets may be purchased online


CONTACT:        Catherine Colosimo, Director of Marketing  - 703.395.4170

[email protected]



About The Alexandria Singers:


The Alexandria Singers have come a long way since 1975 when they were founded by 16 Alexandria residents as "The Alexandria Community Singers." Currently, The Singers (as fondly referred to by members and patrons alike) are the premier “pops” chorus in the Washington, DC area. By day, these 80 talented men and women, of all ages and backgrounds, make the Nation’s Capital hum in varied careers. On stage, they dazzle audiences performing various types of American popular music. Over the decades, the Singers have represented Alexandria abroad and in countless area venues such as the Kennedy Center, Verizon Center, the White House, and DAR Constitution Hall. In addition to their continued focus on artistic excellence, the Singers maintain their commitment to the Alexandria community by singing for City of Alexandria commissioned concert series, Visit Alexandria special events like #ALXHolidays own Small Business Saturday, and at local senior centers & community shelters.


40 years later, The Singers are better than ever. Their creative musical team, headed by Bill Colosimo (hired in 2007 as the group’s third musical director), beat “Glee” to the punch. The Singers perform without a director on stage; presenting memorized, choreographed numbers, and weaving songs together through a light-hearted, family-friendly story. This artistic challenge greatly enhances the group’s sound, liveliness, and stage presence. More important, it delights audiences. The Singers have a proud history and their future is bright.


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