What to Expect
at a livestreamed or in-person concert presented by
All are invited and welcome to enjoy The Thirteen concerts!
Tickets: It is highly recommended that attendees purchase tickets in advance of the concert to avoid any delay in receiving the private livestream link. Tickets may be purchased through The Thirteen's website.
Viewing Device: We recommend viewing the performances on a laptop or desktop connected via ethernet (a hard line internet connection) or stable WiFi.
Pro tip: Test your WiFi in advance by streaming a video on YouTube to ensure you have a reliable connection.
Audio: We recommend using external speakers that plug in directly to your viewing device. If you experience audio issues, ensure your computer is recognizing your audio output (check your computer settings), and turn up your volume. If your audio works but is too quiet, please consider using headphones for this event.
Pro tip: Test your audio early! If your audio is not working correctly, you can Google your computer manufacturer with the words "audio trouble" to find a solution.
Reading Device: You may find it helpful to have our online concert program open during the livestream. We recommend using a separate device to view the program (i.e. cell phone, tablet, etc.). This will allow you to keep the livestreamed video in full screen on your laptop/desktop while you reference the program on another handheld device.
Pro tip: Test your second device in advance of the event to reconcile any issues.
Log on early: There will be a rush of viewers logging on at the start of each concert - avoid this bottleneck by opening your livestream EARLY. The event won't begin until the specified concert time, but opening the link early will give you time to ensure your video and audio are working, along with your second (reading) device.
Pro tip: If you are having trouble hearing the audio, plug in headphones to your device for use during the event.
Parking: Parking availability and cost is dependent on the concert location. Please find a list of common concert venues and related parking information below.
Attire: There is no strict guideline for attire. We would like our attendees to be comfortable and appropriate in the performance venues.
Before the Concert: It is highly recommended that attendees purchase tickets in advance of the concert as concerts may sell out. Tickets may be purchased at the door of each concert until the venue reaches capacity. Attendees are encouraged to arrive 5-30 minutes prior to the performance to secure tickets and seats.
Seats are not assigned for concerts and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The preferred seating (the first one or two rows within a venue) is reserved for donors who give at the Benefactor level and above. Please see Support The Thirteen for ways to donate.
Ticketing/Pricing: Tickets may be purchased in advance for a discounted price! Tickets purchased at the door cost $35/30/15 for General Admission, members of DC-area choirs, and students (with valid ID).
During the Concert: Once a performance begins, the doors to the performance will be closed. Late comers will not be permitted into the concert hall until the end of a piece. Some concerts will include an intermission at which time attendees may freely enter/exit the concert hall.
After the Concert: Concert attendees are encouraged to join The Thirteen singers and Artistic Director, Matthew Roberston, at a complimentary reception following all performances.
Concert Venue Information
Please find a list of our common venue locations and information below.
Bradley Hills Church | 6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817
Parking is free in the lots surrounding the church. Please enter the building through the glass doors in the front of the church next to the sanctuary doors.
Click here for more information on parking and accessing the church.
Using public transportation: take the Metro to Bethesda Station and board the Ride-On Route 47 bus towards Rockville. Exit the bus at Greentree Road & Drumaldry Drive (Greentree Road runs along behind the church). More information found here.
Episcopal High School Chapel | 1200 North Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA 22302
Directions: From North Quaker Lane, enter long driveway at the sign for Episcopal High School and Harrison Drive. Free parking will be available at the top of the driveway on the right. Parking attendant will greet you at the lot. Once parked, follow signs to the Callaway Chapel. Additionally, there are a few free parking spaces and handicapped accessible spaces in front of the chapel.
It is handicapped accessible to the entrance of the Chapel from the parking spaces. However, once inside the chapel, there is no elevator and restrooms are located down a flight of stairs. There will be someone available to take patrons to a handicapped bathroom in the building next door, if needed.
Click here for the Episcopal High School's campus map and directions.
Live at 10th & G | First Congregational U.C.C. | 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
This venue is a short walk from Metro Center(Red, Orange/Silver/Blue) or Gallery Place (Red, Yellow/Green).
Garage parking is available, at the expense of the driver, located directly below the concert venue. The Garage is located at 980 G Place NW. Street parking is also available.
Click here for directions and metro information.
Virginia Theological Seminary | Immanuel Chapel | 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304
Parking is free in the lots and in the open spaces on the streets surrounding the chapel. Please follow signs to enter the building through the west entrance.
Click here for information on traveling to the venue and parking.