The Eastern Choir continued to receive many notable invitations and was frequently called on to provided background vocals for many top artists including Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Patti Labelle, John Denver, Natalie Cole, Yolanda Adams, James Taylor and many others. The choir performed on the Emmy-Award productions “Christmas in Washington” and the “Kennedy Center Honors” from 1988 through 2014. In addition to its award-winning performance at the prestigious International Youth and Music Festival in Vienna, Austria, the choir traveled to Europe for two other separate special events, placing as finalists in the Danny Kaye International Children’s Awards in the Hague, Netherlands sponsored by UNICEF in 1992, and performing at the Allied Musical Salute to the Liberation of France, in Paris and Normandy in 1994.
In 1996 the choir recorded its second compact disc, Glorious Dreams, at Studio 4A of National Public Radio’s (NPR).
Christmas in Washington
- 1993 Inaugural Opening Ceremonies for President Bill Clinton
- 1992 Finalists at the Danny Kaye International Children’s Awards in the Hague, Netherlands sponsored by UNICEF, competing with ensembles from 22 countries
- 1994 Representative of Washington, DC at the Allied Musical Salute to the Liberation of France, in Paris celebrating the 50th anniversary of D-Day
- 1994 “Performance at the White House” PBS TV special featuring Aretha Franklin with Lou Rawls
- 1997 Presidential Gala for President William Clinton
- 1997 “The Nothing Is Impossible Tour” sponsored by AT&T
- 1997 “Mary Lou’s Mass” at the Washington National Cathedral with the Cathedral Choral Society, jazz pianist, Marian McPartland, and jazz vocalist, Carmen Lundy.