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Messiah Sing-Along

12/23/2017 at 6:00 PM


Be part of Washington's most popular free holiday event, the Kennedy Center's Messiah Sing-Along. Back by popular demand, the evening concert on December 23 at 6 p.m. in the Concert Hall features conductor Nancia D'Alimonte as she leads members of the Opera House Orchestra, guest soloists, a chorus of 200, and a very enthusiastic audience in Handel's masterpiece. A family and community tradition since 1971!

Ticket distribution begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Hall of Nations.

Please note: the concert starts at 6 p.m. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the day of the performance (Sat., Dec. 23) in the Hall of Nations. TWO (2) tickets per person in line will be distributed. Tickets are reserved seating. Standard parking rates apply when attending free performances.

Suzanne Karpov (soprano)
Monique Holmes (mezzo-soprano)
Jason Rylander (tenor)
Jonathan Woody (bass-baritone)

Participating Choirs:
Fort Washington Community Chorus 
Heritage Signature Chorale 
Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church Choir 
Northern Virginia Chorale 
The Arlington Chorale

Performance Timing: Parts I & II-- approximately 55 mins. each, with a 15-min. intermission


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