A Candlelight Christmas with the Washington Chorus at the Kennedy Center
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The last date listed for A Candlelight Christmas was Tuesday December 22, 2009 / 7:00pm.
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Conductor Scott Tucker leads several esteemed soloists and the Choral Arts Chorus in a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's sublime Mass in B Minor at The Kennedy Center Concert Hall. This musical setting of the entire Latin mass is famed for its brilliant harmonies, instrumental solos and depth of feeling. Completed in 1749, after taking Bach 15 years to complete, the choral masterwork has been called a "cathedral in sound," highlighted by its beautiful arias and glittering choruses. The beloved Baroque composer died a year after finishing the magnum opus and never heard it performed in its entirety. Don't miss this transcendent musical experience as it's brought to vivid life by the acclaimed Choral Arts. Learn More
When you go to an event at the Kennedy Center, make certain to see what is playing at the Millenium Stage. A free performance is offered at 6:00 every night. I saw a wonderful set of Broadway show tune sung by very talented students from Catholic University.NSO: Koh Plays Barber info • Nov 01 2013 star this tip starred
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The "Candlelight Christmas" performance at the Kennedy Center by the Washington Chorus was fabulous. The voices were a wall of beautiful sound, with a 120+ member chorus. The accompanying brass and drums, along with the Concert Hall organ, made for a magical evening. Great event.
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Great choral concert! The only problem was with the audience. It was as if they had no idea it had a sing-a-long as part of the show. While most of the audience did stand and sing, those that didn't want to sing just sat down. Bah-humbug!
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“From the opening processional to the concluding sing-along of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus,” it was one highlight after another.” —_Washington Post _
Experience Christmas splendor with the whole family and capture the warmth and magic of the holidays. Surround yourself with the spirit of the season and enjoy your favorite Christmas music. The Washington Chorus’ beloved holiday event is an annual favorite with Kennedy Center audiences. With brass, organ, percussion, and harp, the program will feature Christmas classics, sing-a-longs, a candlelight processional, and many new surprises this year!
The Washington Chorus continues its rich tradition of supporting and supplementing the music programs in area high schools by welcoming The Whitman Choir, under the direction of Jeffrey Davidson, from Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD as its Side by Side high school partner chorus for these concerts.