Music - Choral/Vocal


Joyce DiDonato

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Joyce DiDonato with Brentano String Quartet

Wed, Oct 5, 2016, 7:30 PM

Hailed for her "glamour, charisma, intelligence, grace, and remarkable talent" (New York Times), Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato joins the Yale School of Music's magnificent Quartet-In-Residence.

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Lawrence Broadlee

Renée Fleming VOICES: Lawrence Brownlee

Tue, Oct 18, 2016, 7:30 PM

Hailed by the Associated Press as "one of the world's leading bel canto tenors," Lawrence Brownlee returns to the Kennedy Center ahead of his performance in Washington National Opera's The Daughter of the Regiment for an intimate concert as a part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series.

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KC Jazz Club: Sheila Jordan

KC Jazz Club: Sheila Jordan

Fri, Nov 4

NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan is "one of the most consistently creative of all jazz singers" (All Music Guide). Her first great influence was Charlie Parker and, indeed, most of her influences have been instrumentalists rather than singers.

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Donald Runnicles

National Symphony Orchestra: Duruflé's Requiem / Debussy Préludes & Nocturnes

Nov 10 - Nov 12, 2016

Following his acclaimed NSO debut in 2015, Donald Runnicles returns to lead Duruflé's Requiem--featuring two soaring singers and the UMD Concert Choir--as well as Debussy's Three Nocturnes and new orchestrations of his Four Préludes.

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The Kennedy Center

The Washington Chorus presents Philip Glass: Symphony No. 5 (Requiem, Bardo and Nirmanakaya)

Sun, Nov 13, 2016, 5:00 PM

The Washington Chorus brings together a great ensemble of choruses, vocal soloists, and orchestral musicians for a performance of Philip Glass's Symphony No. 5.

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The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents Berlioz: Requiem, Op. 5

Sun, Nov 20, 2016, 5:00 PM

Join The Choral Arts Society of Washington for an exceptional concert as it presents the first D.C. performance in nearly 15 years of Berlioz's monumental Requiem, Grande Messe des Morts.

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NSO Pops: Diana Ross

NSO Pops: Diana Ross: All the Best of Times

Dec 1 - Dec 3, 2016

Legendary entertainer and Kennedy Center Honoree Diana Ross performs favorites from her catalogue of hits with the NSO Pops conducted by Emil de Cou.

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The Kennedy Center

Alfred Street Baptist Church presents: Because This Child Was Born: A Christmas Celebration

Tue, Dec 6, 2016, 8:00 PM

The Music and Worship Arts Ministry of Alexandria's historic Alfred Street Baptist Church presents a joyful Christmas celebration program of music, dance, and drama.

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Megan Hilty

Renée Fleming VOICES: A Merry Little Christmas With Megan Hilty

Dec 8 - Dec 9, 2016

From Wicked, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and 9 to 5 on Broadway to NBC's Smash, America has fallen in love with the multi-talented Megan Hilty. Back by popular demand, she returns to the Kennedy Center as part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series to perform an intimate holiday show.

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Laura Benanti and Santino Fontana

NSO Pops: A Holiday Pops! featuring Laura Benanti and Santino Fontana

Dec 9 - Dec 10, 2016

Warm your spirit and sing along with fresh takes on holiday classics led by Steven Reineke, as Tony winner Laura Benanti, Frozen's Santino Fontana, and The Washington Chorus join in the joy. Jolly Ol' Saint Nick may even pay a visit!

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The Kennedy Center

The Washington Chorus presents A Candlelight Christmas

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.

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The Messiah

National Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah

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.

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The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents A Family Christmas

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. 

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The Kennedy Center

Hedgehog World Entertainment presents Eamonn McCrystal & Chloë Agnew in Concert

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.

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The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents A Choral Arts Christmas

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.

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Georgia Anne Muldrow

The Crossroads Club: Jason +: Jason and Jyoti: Muldrow Meets Mingus

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.

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John Adams

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Ravishment

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.

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Rinde Eckert

Renée Fleming VOICES: Rinde Eckert

Fri, Feb 3, 2017, 7:00 PM

As part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series, multi-talented and Grammy-winning writer, librettist, composer, musician, performer, and director Rinde Eckert offers an intimate concert in the Family Theater.

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Jazzmeia Horn

Discovery Artist in the KC Jazz Club: Jazzmeia Horn

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.
 

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Washington Performing Arts presents Living the Dream... Singing the Dream

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.

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Ledisi

NSO Pops: An Evening with Ledisi

Feb 24 - Feb 25, 2017

American R&B, neo-soul, and jazz recording artist and nine-time Grammy nominee Ledisi joins the NSO Pops for two inspired evenings spotlighting her unique sound and "strident, soulful voice" (The New York Times).

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Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack

Fri, Mar 10, 2017, 8:00 PM

Grammy Award–winning singer Roberta Flack returns to the Kennedy Center with her band for a one-night-only concert of her greatest hits.

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Leslie Odom Jr.

Renée Fleming VOICES: Leslie Odom Jr.

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.

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Sy Smith, Capathia Jenkins, and Montego Glover

NSO Pops: Sophisticated Ladies: 100 Years of Ella & Company

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.

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Billy Childs

Renée Fleming VOICES: Billy Childs: Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro

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.

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The Kennedy Center

The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents Mozart: Requiem, K. 626

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.

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LeAnn Rimes

NSO Pops: LeAnn Rimes

Fri, Apr 28, 2017, 8:00 PM

Patron Update on 7/8: This performance has been rescheduled from the earlier date of July 18, 2016. Please see further details below.

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Alan Cumming

Renée Fleming VOICES: Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

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.

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Chanticleer

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Chanticleer

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.

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Joyce DiDonato

Joyce DiDonato in Handel's Ariodante in Concert, with The English Concert

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).

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Abbey Lincoln

Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival: Abbey Lincoln Tribute

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).

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Jane Monheit

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.

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The Kennedy Center

The Washington Chorus presents Orff's Carmina Burana & Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex

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. 

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Christoph Eschenbach

National Symphony Orchestra: Mahler's Second Symphony

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.

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Christoph Eschenbach

National Symphony Orchestra: Farewell to Christoph Eschenbach featuring Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

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.

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