Venue Details

4063 Star Starred
The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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David Diehl
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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David Diehl
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 Apr 05 2009

This event was PHENOMENAL !! Both the chorus and the orchestra were outstanding. I will definitly be seeing more of the WSO and Washington Chorus during their upcoming season.
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attended Apr 05 2009

The event was outstanding in every way. The chorus was superb as were the soloists. The orchestra and conductor were great.

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7 stars
attended Apr 05 2009

Verdi's Requiem was amazing. The show consisted of a full orchestra, ~75 person choir, and 4 main singers (Soprano, Mezz-Soprano, Tenor, Bass). It lasted about 90 minutes and the lyrics were in Italian.

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Website

http://www.thewashingtonchorus.org/verdi_requiem.cfm

Description

Julian Wachner, Music Director

Jennifer Check, soprano 

Susana Poretsky, mezzo soprano 

Stuart Neill, tenor 

Wayne Tigges, bass 

One of the world’s greatest choral works, Verdi’s magnificent, operatic _Requiem _was an immediate and spectacular success at its first performance in 1874. Its overwhelming forces—some tender, some terrifying—are a monument to Verdi’s mastery of the sung word. Join The Washington Chorus and Orchestra with world-class soloists for a performance Verdi’s _Requiem _you won’t forget! 

A post-concert discussion follows in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, with Julian Wachner and Mark Weinstein, Executive Director of the Washington National Opera. 

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.