The Kennedy Center


Classical Movements presents 2019 Serenade! Grand Finale Concert

Monday, July 8, 2019 6:00 PM

The Human Journey

The Human Journey: Migration, Music & Identity concludes with an exuberant celebration featuring individual performances from participating ensembles, as well as the world premiere of a composition for mass choir.

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Classical Movements Inc. present
2019 Serenade! Washington D.C. Choral Festival
The Human Journey: Music, Migration & Identity
Saturday, July 6 - Monday, July 8, 2019

Concerts on July 6 and 7 take place on the Millennium Stage. Click here for program details.

Monday, July 8, 2019, Concert Hall - 6 p.m.
Grand Finale Concert*

Classical Movements’ 9th Annual Serenade! Washington, D.C. Choral Festival concludes on the Concert Hall stage with a truly grand finale: individual performances by ensembles from Iran, Mongolia, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, France, and Germany, as well the Serenade! mass choir, led by the 2019 recipient of the Robert Shaw Lifetime Achievement Award, Doreen Rao. Dr. Rao will conduct her second Serenade! mass choir in the world premiere of Refuge—a brand-new work by soprano and composer Patrice Michaels—commissioned by the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program.

*PATRON NOTE: Reservations of up to four (4) seats for this concert are available in person at the Kennedy Center Box Office, at, or by calling (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324. Order confirmations should be printed at home (note these are not tickets, but reservations), and will be valid until 5:45 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2019.

NOTE: Reserved tickets may be picked up from the Hall of Nations Box Office beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the day of the performance. Please present your confirmation to box office personnel in exchange for reserved seat tickets. Tickets that have not been claimed by 5:45 p.m. on July 8, 2019 will be released and distributed to a give-away line.

An allotment of tickets has been held back which will be available on the night of the concert. In addition, tickets that have not been claimed by 5:45 p.m. on July 8, 2019 will be released and distributed to a give-away line.

If you or a member of your party require wheelchair-accessible seating or seats with no steps, please notify box office staff of your needs when picking up your tickets. If you have questions about accessibility or would like to request an accommodation, please contact the Accessibility Office at (202) 416-8727 or