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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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52 events
27 reviews
42 stars
Parking in building is convenient but $23. Expensive. Try local public garage or street meter parking.
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"A Candlelight Christmas"
10 ratings
4.7 average rating
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17 events
6 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 22 2009

This was a delightful holiday choral performance. The music director makes it fun for everyone, however, I wish there was more choral music and less sing alongs.

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 22 2009

This was really a fun night. The chorus and orchestra were outstanding and the conductor really connected with the audience. About 20% of the songs were sing-alongs and the audience got into it with no trouble.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 21 2009

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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Quotes & Highlights

“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.

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.