Virginia Chamber Orchestra 48th ANNUAL GALA

Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, MD
Sunday, May 5, 2019, 6:00 PM

The VCO’s commitment to education and community service was central to the establishment of the Orchestra, and has never been more important. Over the past decades The Virginia Chamber Orchestra has introduced hundreds of young people to symphonic music through live concert experiences. Today, with the support of many generous individual, foundation, corporate, and governmental funding partners, the Orchestra’s education and community programs reach young people and adults annually, helping to foster a lifelong relationship with music.

People attend our concerts each year via programs funded by our partners, through student programs and free ticketing. Our commitment to music education and community engagement is based on the belief that every child’s life should include music, that the arts are critical to a well-rounded education, and that learning is a lifelong pursuit and journey.

The Congressional Country Club
The Number One Platinum Club in the Nation

Construction of the Congressional Country Club took just two and one-half years from conception to completion. On May 23, 1924, Congressional Country Club opened its doors to more than 7,000 persons of national and local prominence invited to the Gala Opening. Back in those days, BYOB accompanied invitations instead of RSVP's. At the time, Washington had only two streetcar systems. Such notables who managed to make it to the party were President and Mrs. Coolidge and Chief Justice (formerly the 27th President) William Howard Taft, not to mention the Marine Band that greeted the arriving guests at the entrance to the Club.

A Historic Landmark.
A Rich History of U.S. Presidents Being members

The Club has a rich history of U.S. Presidents being members or visiting the Club. Presidents Coolidge, Taft, Hoover, Wilson and Harding were lifetime members of the Club. President Eisenhower and his Cabinet regularly retreated to the Club's greens. In recent times, Presidents George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama have visited the Club.

8500 River Rd • Bethesda, MD 20817 • (301) 469-2000
© Congressional Country Club 2019
We hope you’ll be joining us for concerts and special events throughout this exciting season. The Virginia Chamber Orchestra is a Registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization