HALLELUJAH! HANDEL’S MESSIAH
SAT DEC 21, 2019, 8pm
SUN DEC 22, 2019, 3pm
Sat: Pre-concert lecture, 6:45-7:15pm; Sun: 1:45-2:15pm
Esther Heideman, soprano
Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Smith, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass
National Philharmonic Chorale
Stan Engebretson, conductor
No Christmas 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.”
“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!
Holiday Toy Drive, Dec. 22: Participate in Chords of Kindness, a toy drive hosted by Community Ministries of Rockville and the National Philharmonic.