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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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attended Nov 11 2007

For some reason I imagined it would be more of an "upbeat patriotic music" event than it was, but it was lovely all the same. Any event honoring those who fight for our country is a worthy and wonderful experience. As always, the Kennedy Center...continued

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Julian Wachner, conductor

Joanna Mongiardo, soprano

Amanda Crider, mezzo-soprano

William Hite, tenor

Stephen Salters, bass

Special Guest, Sam Donaldson

Join The Washington Chorus as they pay tribute to our nation’s veterans with two intensely powerful works. Experience the famous, thunderous kettledrums of Haydn’s Mass in Time of War paired with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace). Vaughan Williams’ turned to the text of Walt Whitman as well as the scriptures to create one of the most poignant and eloquent pleas for peace in all the choral repertoire. Dynamic guest conductor Julian Wachner leads the chorus and orchestra with a cast of world-class soloists. Award-winning ABC News correspondent and U.S. Army veteran Sam Donaldson opens the concert.

A post-concert Talk Back! in the Concert Hall immediately follows the performance. Murray Horwitz, Director of the AFI Silver Theater and NPR commentator joins conductor Julian Wachner.

In partnership with the Fisher House

“Supporting America ’s military, veterans and their families during a medical crisis”

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.