Messiah Sing-Along at the Kennedy Center
posted December 17, 2016 6:55 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri December 23 at 3:00 PM, Kennedy Center
2700 F St NW, Washington, DC, USA (Map & Directions)
Come sing glorious music with a real orchestra, professional chorus, opera singers and an audience of complete strangers at one of our national landmarks! It's an annual tradition! Who doesn't want to sing the Hallelujah chorus at this loudest volume possible? Tickets are first come first serve so I will be getting in line early!! Official info inside.

---Be part of Washington's most popular free holiday event, the Kennedy Center's Messiah Sing-Along. Back by popular demand, the evening concert on December 23 at 6 p.m. in the Concert Hall features conductor Nancia D'Alimonte as she leads members of the Opera House Orchestra, guest soloists, a chorus of 200, and a very enthusiastic audience in Handel's masterpiece. A family and community tradition since 1971!

Performance Timing: Parts I & II-- approximately 50 mins. each, with a 15-min. intermission


NOTE: Please note the new concert start time of 6 p.m. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the day of the performance (Fri., Dec. 23) in the Hall of Nations. TWO (2) tickets per person in line will be distributed. Tickets are reserved seating.

Paid parking is available, for around $25. I will be driving. There will also be shuttles from the Foggy Bottom metro stop.
posted by warm_planet to Meetup (3 comments total)

I have put the start time early, because my guess is people will start to line up by noon and the line will be outside the building by 4 pm. If you are there 2 hours before start time, you can generally get tickets. It is sooo worth it.
posted by warm_planet at 6:58 AM on December 17, 2016

Just FYI, I've done this before, and when they used to give out tickets at 10 am, people used to camp out overnight the night before. If that's any indication, people who want tickets at 4:30 will probably start lining up very early in the morning. The last time I did it (for the 10 am distribution) people who got there 4 hours before the distribution time did not get tickets.
posted by decathecting at 6:28 AM on December 18, 2016

So bummed I'm not going to be able to make it this year.

FYI, there's slightly cheaper parking to be had at the Watergate complex.
posted by evoque at 9:13 AM on December 18, 2016

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