National Philharmonic: Handel's Messiah
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 8pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 3pm
The Music Center
Celebrate the Holidays with the National Philharmonic!
Esther Heideman, soprano
Yvette Smith, mezzo-soprano
Norman Shankle, tenor
Trevor Scheunemann, baritone
National Philharmonic Chorale
Stan Engebretson, conductor
No holiday celebration is complete without a performance of Handel’s uplifting oratorio Messiah, a work that has delighted and inspired audiences worldwide since its premiere in 1741. The perennial favorite features such timeless highlights as “And the Glory of the Lord” and the “Hallelujah Chorus.” Messiah will once again infuse audiences with its beauty in a performance by the acclaimed National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale and world-class soloists, led by conductor Stan Engebretson.
“The chorus was phenomenal, totally responsive to [National Philharmonic Chorale Artistic Director Stan] Engebretson’s directions.” - The Washington Post
Purchase tickets early to these popular performances!
Toy Drive: Please consider participating in Chords of Kindness, a toy drive hosted by Community Ministries of Rockville and the National Philharmonic on Dec. 17.
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This concert is not presented by Strathmore.