Handel’s Messiah


Sat Dec 22, 2018, 8pm
Sun Dec 23, 2018, 3pm

Sat: Pre-concert lecture with Associate Conductor Victoria Gau, 6:45-7:15pm; Sun: 1:45-2:15pm

Suzanne Karpov, soprano
Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Smith, tenor
Trevor Scheunemann, 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.” 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. 23.

Kids age 7-17 are free. Visit nationalphilharmonic.org or visit/call the
Strathmore Ticket Office 301-581-5100.



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