Month: May 2016

World Premiere of “Vamo Lá!”

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Come to the world premiere of my new choral work entitled “Vamo Lá!” (Let’s Go!). It is a 3-movement piece in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, for Tenor Soloist, Chorus, and Chamber Ensemble. The performance will be on Saturday, June 4th at 7:30pm, at National City Christian Church in DC. The address for the venue is: 5 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005.

 

I will be singing the tenor solo part of the piece with the Congressional Chorus, under the direction of David Simmons. The Congressional Chorus commissioned me about a year ago to compose a choral work to be featured as the highlight piece of their Spring 2016 Concert entitled “Young, Hip, and Global”, featuring the music of America’s millennial composers. You can purchase tickets for the concert at the door or in advance by clicking on the link below.

 

Click Here to Buy Tickets for the Concert in Advance!

The ASCAP “We Write the Songs” Event 2016

I was invited to be a part of the ASCAP 2016 “We Write the Songs” Event. Shout-out to my friend Brian Duckworth from Congress, for inviting me! Check out the photos and videos below from the event!

 

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Me and the Music Director, Chris Caswell. Great guy!
Me and the Music Director, Chris Caswell. Great guy!
Me and my buddy, Dennis Collins. Awesome singer and a great person. Thanks for the words of wisdom last night, bro!
Me and my buddy, Dennis Collins. Awesome singer and a great person. Thanks for the words of wisdom last night, bro!
Me and Priscilla Renea @finallypriscilla last night at the ASCAP "We Write the Songs" Event. She has written songs for Madonna, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, among many others. Thanks for speaking highly of my hair last night and for the great talk lol.
Me and Priscilla Renea @finallypriscilla last night at the ASCAP “We Write the Songs” Event. She has written songs for Madonna, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, among many others. Thanks for speaking highly of my hair last night and for the great talk lol.
Me and MoZella @mozellamusic. She has written for Miley Cyrus ("Wrecking Ball"), Charlie Puth ("One Call Away"), Kelly Clarkson, among others. Awesome job last night!
Me and MoZella @mozellamusic. She has written for Miley Cyrus (“Wrecking Ball”), Charlie Puth (“One Call Away”), Kelly Clarkson, among others. Awesome job last night!
Me and Brett James. He has had more than 450 of his songs recorded by huge recording artists. He is on the board of directors for the Country Music Association, NSAI, and NARAS. He has really interesting stories. He has many stories of how he makes music in the studio that is in his barn lol.
Me and Brett James. He has had more than 450 of his songs recorded by huge recording artists. He is on the board of directors for the Country Music Association, NSAI, and NARAS. He has really interesting stories. He has many stories of how he makes music in the studio that is in his barn lol.
At the ASCAP "We Write the Songs" Event at the Library of Congress.
At the ASCAP “We Write the Songs” Event at the Library of Congress.
Me and Pop-R&B Songstress, Monica @monicabrown. Great job last night! She encouraged me and told me to keep up the good work after hearing about my affiliation with her long-time friend and business partner, Akon.
Me and Pop-R&B Songstress, Monica @monicabrown. Great job last night! She encouraged me and told me to keep up the good work after hearing about my affiliation with her long-time friend and business partner, Akon.
Me and my hitmaking friend, Desmond Child. He has written many smash hits including "Living On a Prayer", "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Livin' La Vida Loca", "La Copa De La Vida", and much more. Thanks for reaching out to me, for checking out my music, and for complimenting me on my chops lol.
Me and my hitmaking friend, Desmond Child. He has written many smash hits including “Living On a Prayer”, “You Give Love a Bad Name”, “Livin’ La Vida Loca”, “La Copa De La Vida”, and much more. Thanks for reaching out to me, for checking out my music, and for complimenting me on my chops lol.

 

 

 

 

R&B Songstress, @monicabrown. #singersongwriter #ascap #soulmusic

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Chris Urquiaga at The Grill From Ipanema

On Sunday, May 22nd at 6:30pm, I will be performing at the Grill From Ipanema in Adams Morgan. I’m gonna be performing covers and original songs in English and Portuguese. There is no cover charge to get in. This is a family restaurant, so all ages are welcome.

Come for an evening of good food (Brazilian tapas and entrees, feijoada, and more), drinks (caipirinha, batida de coco, and other typical brazilian drinks), and live music! The address is: 1858 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009

 

The Grill From Ipanema May 22nd 2016 Gig Flyer

Chris Urquiaga at Gypsy Sally’s

Hey! On Wednesday, May 18th at 7:30pm, I’m gonna be performing at the Vinyl Lounge in Gypsy Sally’s in DC. I will be performing two sets of covers and original songs. The 1st set will begin at 7:30pm and the 2nd set will begin at 9pm.


The address is: 3401 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007. The venue is located under the Whitehurst Freeway. The entrance to the Vinyl Lounge is located in the back of the building. There is no cover charge to get in. Hope you can come!

 

Gypsy Sallys May 18th 2016 Gig Flyer