Chords of Glory

Performance with a Purpose

CHORDS OF GLORY: PERFORMANCE WITH A PURPOSE is a program for middle and high school students (Sixth graders and up ) in the Greater Washington, DC area who are passionate about music, theater and movement and wish to share their passion with people who, for reasons of age, disability, illness, or economic hardship cannot experience live performance. As an added bonus, students can earn service learning credits needed for Montgomery County Public Schools and other organizations.

The group meets weekly for 2-hour meetings in a workshop setting during which participants work on a variety of songs, scenes from musical theater, and other offerings. Once a repertoire is set, the group travels to and performs at area senior centers, shelters, group homes, rehab facilities and other venues.

Meetings are held on Sundays from 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM, mid-September through mid-June, at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, MD. Every effort will be made to schedule performances during the workshop hours.

There is a fee of $350.00 per year per student to participate on this program.

Registration information can be found here.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Project Director, Chords of Glory: Performance with a Purpose,  for meeting schedule and additional information.

Pam Sommers has taught elementary and middle school music and directed numerous shows at Capitol Hill Day School, Maret School, Horizons of Greater Washington, Jewish Primary Day School, Imagination Stage, and Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. She is a member of the a cappella group Capital Accord and the quartet PEARL, and serves as an educator at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation.