Music - Choral/Vocal
Sat, Dec 10, 2016, 8:00 PM
Warm your spirit with fresh takes on comforting classics and singalong carols in this NSO Pops tradition--this year featuring The Washington Chorus alongside Broadway stars Laura Osnes (Grease) and Santino Fontana (Disney's Frozen).
Dec 11 - Dec 22, 2016
With the splendor of brass, organ, percussion, and the 200-voice Washington Chorus, this beloved holiday event features Christmas classics, sing-alongs, and the glorious candlelight processional.
Dec 15 - Dec 18, 2016
Get in the holiday spirit with Handel's epic masterpiece, performed each year with a fresh perspective by the NSO. This year, Laurence Cummings conducts four gifted singers and the University of Maryland Concert Choir in this NSO tradition.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016, 1:00 PM
The young and the young at heart will revel in the joy of the season as holiday favorites ring throughout the Concert Hall.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016, 7:30 PM
Emmy Award-winning Irish tenor Eamonn McCrystal and your favorite Celtic woman, Chloë Agnew, join forces on an exclusive North American tour. VIP package available.
Dec 18 - Dec 24, 2016
The Choral Arts Society celebrates the joys of the season in a delightful program of popular holiday standards and seasonal Christmas classics.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016, 6:00 PM
The Kennedy Center's Messiah Sing-Along, a family and community tradition since 1971, returns to the Concert Hall on Friday evening, December 23, at a new start time of 6 p.m. Ticket distribution begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Hall of Nations.
Sat, Jan 28
Jason Moran shares the stage with Los Angeles–born singer-songwriter Jyoti in a commissioned musical collaboration that transcends genres and styles and celebrates jazz bassist Charles Mingus.
Mon, Jan 30, 2017, 7:30 PM
Step into a dreamlike world with Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates and a cadre of skilled artists for hot-off-the-press chamber music, anchored by a string quartet from the trailblazing John Adams, in celebration of the Pulitzer Prize–winning composer's 70th birthday.
Fri, Feb 10
Winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition and the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Horn returns to headline the KC Jazz Club.
Sun, Feb 19, 2017, 7:00 PM
Washington Performing Arts continues its long tradition of honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in a joyful celebration of gospel music.
Sat, Mar 11, 2017, 8:00 PM
Leslie Odom Jr. returns to the Kennedy Center as part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series for a grand concert showcasing the remarkable talent that won him the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in the smash-hit Hamilton.
Mar 24 - Mar 25, 2017
For Ella Fitzgerald's 100th, acclaimed singers Sy Smith, Capathia Jenkins, and Montego Glover come together to celebrate the legendary music of the First Lady of Song, plus favorites made famous by Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, and Dinah Washington.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017, 8:00 PM
As part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series, composer and pianist Billy Childs presents his exquisite interpretation of songwriter Laura Nyro's beloved works.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 5:00 PM
The Choral Arts' Concert Hall season closes with a trio of choral works by Bach, Jake Runestad (a world premiere commission) and the Mozart Requiem.
Sat, Apr 29, 2017, 8:00 PM
With his acclaimed performances in Cabaret, CBS's The Good Wife, and scores of other diverse credits, Alan Cumming has been hailed as "a formidable all-around entertainer" by the New York Times. Join us as he makes his Kennedy Center debut as part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series in this powerful concert event.
Tue, May 2, 2017, 8:00 PM
Hailed as "the world's reigning male chorus" by the New Yorker, the Grammy–winning a cappella ensemble performs the world premiere of a new Kennedy Center co-commission from Mason, in addition to works by a range of contemporary luminaries.
Tue, May 2, 2017, 8:00 PM
The superstar mezzo-soprano sings the title role in a concert version of the passionate Italian opera. She "confirms her reputation as the finest Handelian mezzo-soprano of the day with a magnificent princely reading" (London's Daily Telegraph).
Thu, May 4, 2017, 8:00 PM
Under the musical direction of Grammy Award–winning drummer, composer, and producer Terri Lyne Carrington, iconic jazz vocalist and NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater headlines a celebration of the life and legacy of Abbey Lincoln (1930-2010).
Renée Fleming VOICES: Jane Monheit with special guest Nicholas Payton: The Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration
Fri, May 5
Vocalist Jane Monheit returns to the Kennedy Center as part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series with a contemporary take on Ella Fitzgerald's songbook, joined by special guest trumpeter Nicholas Payton and others.
Sun, May 14, 2017, 5:00 PM
The Washington Chorus joins forces with other DC-area choruses and NOVUS NY to present two of the 20th century's iconic vocal masterpieces, Carmina Burana and Oedipus Rex.
Jun 1 - Jun 3, 2017
Christoph Eschenbach conducts Mahler's transformative "Resurrection" Symphony featuring the return of mezzo-soprano Nathalie Stutzmann, the NSO debut of soprano Golda Schultz, and The Washington Chorus.
Jun 15 - Jun 17, 2017
In his final program as NSO Music Director, Christoph Eschenbach conducts a program that includes Beethoven's unforgettable Ninth Symphony--the masterwork that began his tenure.