with National Philharmonic: Handel’s Messiah
December 16 - December 20
National Philharmonic presents Handel’s Messiah in a new and novel semi-staged dramatic rendering to usher in the start of your holiday season. From the triumphant “Hallelujah” chorus to the hauntingly beautiful “He Shall Feed His Flock,” this timeless oratorio has captivated audiences for over 250 years. This season, NatPhil reimagines Handel’s masterpiece, drawing on the storytelling of all-star soloists soprano Aundi Marie Moore, mezzo soprano Lucia Bradford, tenor Norman Shankle, and baritone Jorell Williams, under the direction of Maestro Piotr Gajewski.
NatPhil acknowledges the recent discovery of Handel’s involvement in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and is dedicated to continuing the conversation around the performance of his works. A portion of ticket sales revenue will be dedicated to benefiting African American charities in our community.
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023 at 7:30pm | Strathmore Music Center | Bethesda, MD
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023 at 3pm | Strathmore Music Center | Bethesda, MD
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023 at 7:30pm | Capital One Hall | Tysons, VA