Guest conductor Barry Hemphill leads the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, a 200-voice choir, professional soloists, and a very enthusiastic audience in a glorious "sing-along" of Handel's beloved masterpiece.
- Sun., Dec. 17, 2006, 8:00 PM
- Concert Hall
- Approx. 2 hours
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FREE -- TICKETS REQUIRED.
Free tickets will be given away on Saturday, December 9, 2006 in the Hall of Nations, beginning at 10 a.m. Limit two tickets per person. Dress warmly as lines form early outside the Kennedy Center.
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are valid until 7:45 p.m. ONLY - NO EXCEPTIONS. Unfilled seat locations will be filled with patrons waiting in line, who have no tickets. Please make every effort to be in your seats before the 7:45 p.m. deadline.
Parking garage opens at 5:00 a.m. Charge to park is $6.00 up until 10:00 a.m., when regular rate goes into effect. The shuttle bus service begins at its regular 9:30 a.m. start time.
"Messiah" scores will be on sale at the Gift Shop. Cost is $8.00
PLEASE NOTE: There is NO free parking for patrons who are picking up free tickets to free events.
ACCESSIBILITY POLICY FOR FREE TICKET DISTRIBUTIONS
The Kennedy Center has events where free tickets are distributed on the day-of, several days or weeks in advance of an event at the Center at a specific date/time on a first-come-first-served basis until available tickets are gone. All patrons wishing to get tickets for this type of event must come to the Kennedy Center in person to pick up the tickets or send someone else in their place. The number of tickets one person is allowed to get is determined, in advance, on an event-by-event basis.
Tickets for the wheelchair accessible locations will be set aside and handed out to patrons in line who require and request wheelchair accessible seating as they come to the front of the line.
Requests for wheelchair accessible seating for patrons with disabilities are accommodated as the tickets are distributed.
Once all other tickets have been distributed, the tickets for the wheelchair accessible locations will be released and distributed.
Patrons waiting in line for the free tickets are welcome to bring items for their own comfort such as chairs and blankets, additionally, the Kennedy Center makes available loaner wheelchairs.
For more information about accessibility for patrons with disabilities please call (202) 416-8727.