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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Acclaimed violinist Leila Josefowicz and choreographer Jessica Lang and her dance company join the National Symphony Orchestra to perform Pulitzer winner John Adams' Violin Concerto in the final program of the NEW MOVES: symphony + dance festival. Called "a master of visual composition" by Dance Magazine, Lang sets original choreography to Adams' melodic and colorful 1993 work. Josefowicz's playing has been described as being full of "zest and fiery personality" (Chicago Sun-Times) -- a perfect match for this expressive, breathless work. Also on the program are Aaron Copland's Pulitzer-winning masterpiece of pioneer life, Appalachian Spring; Michael Daugherty's Superman-inspired Red Cape Tango; and Sinfonia No. 4 ("Strands") by George Walker, the first African-American composer to win the Pulitzer. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Taran
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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.