An Enchanting Evening of Music-7/9

In partnership with Arts Club of Washington, the Coalition for African Americas in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) brings artistic diversity in a special evening of music featuring cocktails, concert and dinner.

Produced by the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) in partnership with the historic Arts Club of Washington, classically trained soprano Shana Oshiro and tenor Allan Palacios Chan will include in the evening’s repertoire selections of American and European Opera, along with Negro Spirituals for the club’s summer music series. They will be accompanied by pianist Edmond Charles, CAAPA’s Associate Music Director. As the nation is on the heels of the pandemic, this recital offers a musical summer interlude.

Tenor Allan Palacios Chan is an alumnus George Mason University and the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati

Filipino-American tenor Allan Palacios Chan has earned a reputation for performing a wide range of repertoire with absolute commitment to communication and artistry. Dubbed a “standout” performer by Seen and Heard International, it was further stated that his singing brought “musicality plus an attractive and flexible leggiero sound to his assignment.” Joined by soprano Shana Oshiro, a former Miss Maryland, she has appeared with Opera Philadelphia in productions of Porgy and Bess and Margaret Garner, along with several appearances with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

The program will take place on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm at the Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006 as follows:

6:00 pm – cocktails
7:00 pm – program and
7:45 pm – dinner

The event is open to members and guests at
$65 per person – dinner & program or $25 per person – cocktail & program only. Business dress is requested.

Reservations are required for dinner by 5 pm the day before.
Reservations are also recommended for cocktail & program by calling (202) 331-7282 ext. 3 or making an RSVP online at Complimentary parking is available after 6 pm at 2001 Pennsylvania Ave.

For more information about Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) the non-profit arts organization supporting Black Classical musicians, youth and others in the performing arts by “Bringing Color to the Classics”, contact or visit the website at

Founded in 1916, the Arts Club of Washington has promoted and celebrated the visual, performing, and literary arts in our Nation’s Capital. Visit

A native of Petersburg, VA, Patrick holds a BM in Vocal Performance from Virginia State University and a MM in Church Music from Shenandoah Conservatory. Formerly the Performing Arts Columnist for Washington Life Magazine, he currently is a freelance writer, publishing articles for several noted publications, including The Washington Post, Early Music America Classical Music Voice North America, The Afro-American Newspaper, CBS Washington and Profiling some of the most celebrated artists of our time, he most recently interviewed the famed conductor and composer John Rutter on “Across the Arts.” Patrick is a member of the Board of Directors of the Music Critics Association of North America, National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc., The American Choral Directors’ Association, a member of the Shenandoah University Alumni Board of Directors and a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He serves as Organist/Choirmaster at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Zion Parish in Beltsville, MD and serves as an adjunct professor of music faculty of Virginia State University where he teaches applied voice and music appreciation.