The Kennedy Center


Messiah Sing-Along

Saturday, December 23, 2017 6:00 PM


The Kennedy Center's free Messiah Sing-Along, a family and community tradition since 1971, returns to the Concert Hall on Saturday evening, December 23, at 6 p.m. Ticket distribution begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Hall of Nations.

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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!


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.

If you or a member of your party requires accessible seating or seats in the captioned section, please notify staff when you reach the front of the ticket distribution line. For more information about accessibility, please contact the Accessibility Office at 202-416-8727 or

Please Note: 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