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National Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Sunday, December 17, 2017

Holidays National Symphony Orchestra

Join the NSO, gifted singers, and a heavenly chorus for this holiday tradition! Experience all of the hope, redemption, and grace of Handel's cherished Messiah in the festively decorated Concert Hall.

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Join the NSO, gifted singers, and a heavenly chorus for this annual holiday tradition! This year, conductor Jeannette Sorrell brings fresh perspective to Handel's cherished Messiah with gifted soloists Sophie Daneman, Ann McMahon Quintero, Karim Sulayman, and Christian Immler along with the University of Maryland Concert Choir. Experience all of the hope, redemption, and grace of this angelic masterpiece in the festively decorated Concert Hall.

Performance Timing: Part One - 65 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 65 min.

Note: Jeannette Sorrell will sign CDs following all Messiah performances, in the Grand Foyer outside the Concert Hall.