The Kennedy Center

Music Celebrations International Presents National Memorial Day Choral Festival 2019

Music Celebrations International Presents National Memorial Day Choral Festival 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019 3:00 PM

MCI partners with The United States Air Force and the American Veterans Center to present the 11th Annual Memorial Day Choral Festival.
Please see below for details about reserving and picking up free tickets for this event.

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PERFORMANCE DAY NOTE: Reservation confirmations for this event will be valid until 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. The Hall of Nations Box Office will open at 1 p.m. Please present your reservation confirmation to box office staff in exchange for reserved seat tickets. Patrons without reservations may form a give-away line in the Hall of Nations. Tickets that have not been claimed by 2:45 p.m. on May 26, 2019 will be released and distributed to the give-away line.

NOTE: FREE tickets for this event are available through the Presenter Only. For further information or to reserve tickets, please contact Music Celebrations International by clicking here. Tickets are not available for pick-up or mailing prior to the performance. Please bring your email confirmation to the Concert Hall Box Office in the Hall of Nations between 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m., on the day of the performance. It will be exchanged for reserved seat tickets. Any reservations not picked up by 2:45 p.m. will be distributed to a giveaway line. 

Music Celebrations International
National Memorial Day Choral Festival 2019

The United States Air Force Orchestra
200-voice Memorial Day Festival Chorus
Craig Jessop, artistic director & conductor
Col. Donald Schofield, conductor
Col. Arnald D. Gabriel, conductor

Designed to honor our nation's veterans and fallen heroes through musical tribute, this grand concert will feature 200 singers representing choirs from throughout the United States, as they join with the United States Air Force Orchestra to foster greater attention toward and observe the true meaning of Memorial Day as a national holiday.

The program will include traditional patriotic favorites; George M. Cohan's "Big Three" ("Yankee Doodle Dandy," Give My Regards to Broadway," and "You're a Grand Old Flag." Additional selections are Hymn to the Fallen; Gould's American Salute; "Amazing Grace;" John Williams's Summon the Heroes; Salute to the Armed Forces Medley, plus more!

Performance Timing: Part One - 75 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Part Two - 75 min.