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Heritage Voices

Elizabeth Fulford Miller, Music Director; Andrea Jones Blackford, Associate Music Director

Drawing from members of the Jubilee Voices, Gallery Voices, and the larger Washington Revels community, the Washington Revels Heritage Voices is a multicultural ensemble dedicated to the preservation of American music through live performance in historical venues. Heritage Voices specializes in all forms of traditional American music: popular song, patriotic music, parlor music, work songs, spirituals, shape note tunes, and other traditional music. Supplemented by local instrumentalists, including the Roustabout String Band, Heritage Voices performs in historical venues ranging from large outdoor spaces to the most intimate indoor parlors and concert halls.

The ensemble performs regularly at Washington area historic sites and concert venues, including a recent appearance as part of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation at the National Archives. Other Heritage Voices performance highlights include appearances at the 150th anniversary of the first inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln, President Lincoln’s Cottage along with the Roustabout String Band, Fort Ward Park in Alexandria Virginia, “Life in Civil War Alexandria: A 150th Commemorative Event” with the Federal City Brass Band, Glen Echo Park and as part of the annual Maryland Heritage Days, and many more historic sites. You can also hear members of this group on Washington Revels’ recording, Hard Times Come Again No More, as well as on the soundtrack of the documentary film, Life in a War Zone: Montgomery County during the Civil War 1861-1865.

For more information about Washington Revels Heritage Voices, and to explore hosting a performance at your site, contact Christine Alexander at 301-587-3835.