The Thirteen Choir

“I Wonder As I Wander”

Saturday, December 16, 2023 (concert time 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00pm)
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Discounted rates are available to Holy Trinity parishioners

In 1933, working deep in Appalachia, renowned folklorist and ethnomusicologist John Jacob Niles encountered a camp meeting where: “A girl stepped out to the edge of the little platform attached to the automobile [and] began to sing. She smiled as she sang and sang only a single line of a song.” This simple tune became the beloved carol I wonder as I wander and is the starting point for The Thirteen’s celebration of the Christmas story in song, as we sing music of wonder and joy for the holidays. Featuring works from the 16th century to today, including works written for The Thirteen, I Wonder as I Wander, explores the intersection between the holiday story and awe, celebration, warmth, and joy!

The highly-acclaimed choral ensemble “The Thirteen” return to Holy Trinity for a concert featuring choral masterworks under the baton of Matthew Robertson,. The Thirteen is unmatched in its commitment to the intimate connection generated between artists and audience by collaborative choral music. Come experience choral music at its finest in an acoustical setting which allows for the musical nuances and vocal colors necessary for the proper performance of such divinely inspired compositions.

For more information, contact Matthew Ogden (

Address: The entrance to the church is located at 1315 36th Street NW, Washington DC

Parking: Free parking will be reserved for concert attendees at neighboring Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School (1524 35th St NW, Washington, DC 20007), a one block walk from the church. Non-metered street parking is also available.