Venue Details

145 Star Starred
Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852
301-581-5100
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Casual
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Take public transit
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Parking is free
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dining

Food and drinks for purchase
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Stanley Myles
The weather was mild.. I wore sport coat & turtleneck..
dress Dec 23 2013 star this tip starred
Stanley Myles
Nice cafeteria in the theater open before the show.
dining Dec 23 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Metro is easy to use to get there, although there aren't a lot of signs.
travel Dec 24 2013 star this tip starred
Joan A. Hussey
Take your time leaving, after the performance. You'll have less of a (long) wait to get out of the parking garage.
travel Dec 24 2013 star this tip starred
Joan A. Hussey
There's a cafe right in the music center. They also serve wine and beer. A bit pricey but the food is good and it's very convenient to be able to eat right there and then attend desired performance.
dining Dec 24 2013 star this tip starred
Joan A. Hussey
Leave home early, even if you live close. At this time of year and time of evening, Rockville Pike and other roads are usually bumper-to-bumper, plus the line to get into the parking lot (from Rockville Pike onto Tuckerman Lane, (vs. where you enter for the Mansion, despite the posted road sign), is one lane, also bumper to bumper. Parking is free but another challenge still lies ahead with long waits for elevators in the parking garage, transversing the long, elevated corrider between the parking lot and the venue, and additional elevators with long lines inside the venue, which take you to the level of your assigned seats (there is an elevator operator checking tickets and telling individuals if they're on the correct elevator, etc.). If you're not familiar with this whole scenario, best to leave a trail of breadcrumbs from your parking space to your seat, assuming there are no birds in sight. : \
travel Dec 24 2013 star this tip starred

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11 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 19 2013

Nice job incorporating singers, youth, and the instrumentalists. The conductor was engaging and funny, talking to the audience and encouraging us to sing a long on some... continued

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attended Dec 19 2013

I was a long-time subscriber to the Washington Chorale, and their Christmas candlelight concert was one of my favorites. The Washington Chorus version is a nice... continued

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http://www.thewashingtonchorus.org/acandlelightchristmas

About the Ticket Supplier: The Washington Chorus

Founded in 1961 as the Oratorio Society of Washington, The Washington Chorus is noted for its critically-acclaimed performances and recordings of the entire range of the choral repertoire. A Grammy Award winner, The Washington Chorus is currently in its 50th season and is considered a cultural leader in the Washington area. The Chorus presents an annual subscription series at the J. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Music Center at Strathmore, and other major venues throughout the Washington area. The Chorus frequently appears there at the invitation of the National Symphony Orchestra, singing under the direction of many of the world's greatest conductors including Leonard Slatkin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Neville Marriner, Charles Dutoit, Kent Nagano and many others. In addition to its regular Kennedy Center performances, the Chorus has sung throughout the metropolitan area and has received acclaim for numerous world premieres. The Chorus has recorded, been nationally broadcast and internationally televised, performed as part of a motion picture soundtrack, and has performed for presidential inaugurations and to honor world leaders.