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5561 Star Starred
The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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It was a little disconcerting that the doors didn't open up until about 5 minutes before the show, but everyone got time to find their seats and take in the ambiance without feeling rushed. Ushers were excellent.
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Ate at the KC Cafe on the Terrace Level. Reasonable prices, great food, and no waiting. Ideal for having a civilized meal before the show.
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25 reviews
15 stars
attended Dec 21 2011

Wonderful. Do it again some year

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7 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 21 2011

Beautiful performance all around - the choir, the orchestra, and the soloist singer.

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15 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 19 2011

We loved the mix of classic, contemporary, Christmas and non--too much Christmas music can be awful. The chorale is wonderful and the Russian music was great. Had fun trying to sing Silent Night in Russian! Not crazy about the mezzo--she's good...continued

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Live from Russia at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall under the gracious patronage of the Russian embassy, the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra and the Choral Arts Society of Washington present a holiday concert with Russian flair sure to capture the spirit of the season.  Featuring a repertoire of Russian classical favorites, Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus, popular standards, audience sing-alongs and Russian folk music, attendees will celebrate the season with a Russian feast for the ears.  Audience members will also learn to sing a verse of “Silent Night” in Russian.


Norman Scribner, conductor

Irina Shishkova, mezzo-soprano

Ural Philharmonic Orchestra — Dmitry Liss, music director

Enkhbaatar Baatarzhyvan, guest conductor

The Choral Arts Chorus

About the Ticket Supplier: Choral Arts Society of Washington

Founded in 1965, The Choral Arts Society of Washington is one of the leading choral organizations in the United States with a symphonic chorus of more than 180 professional-caliber volunteer singers. Under the leadership of its founder and artistic director Norman Scribner the chorus has performed with leading symphony orchestras, sung under the world’s most distinguished conductors, produced acclaimed recordings and toured nationally and internationally.