I’ve looked out onto the Kennedy Center many times, and driven past it or run past it many times, but never been inside. Tonight I visited the Kennedy Center for Handel’s Messiah with some Leonine Forum fellows:

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National Symphony Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah
Thursday, December 19, 2019 – Sunday, December 22, 2019

Since its debut nearly three centuries ago, one work reigns unchallenged as the ultimate celebration of holiday cheer: Handel’s Messiah. This year, experience Messiah’s supreme glory in Sir Andrew Davis’s must-hear orchestration with a stellar cast of soloists and The Washington Chorus.

“Everything I have done instrumentally stems from the enormous respect, even awe, which I feel towards this supreme masterpiece.”—Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Andriana Chuchman, soprano
Daniela Mack, mezzo-soprano
Alek Shrader, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, bass
The Washington Chorus; Christopher Bell, Artistic Director
Handel: Messiah (arr. Davis)