A Holiday Favorite:
You still have time to catch some remaining performances of the stirring oratorio in the Greater Washington area.
by Patrick D. McCoy
Thursday, December 19, 2019 – Sunday, December 22, 2019
THE KENNEDY CENTER (TICKETS REQUIRED)
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
National Symphony Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah with renowned conductor Sir Andrew Davis’s and The Washington Chorus (Christopher Bell, Artistic Director) Soloists: Andriana Chuchman, soprano, Daniela Mack, mezzo-soprano, Alek Shrader, tenor and Sidney Outlaw, bass.
Saturday, December 21, 8:00 p.m. and Sunday December 22, 2019 3 p.m.
The National Philharmonic and Chorale at The Music Center at Strathmore
THE MUSIC CENTER AT STRATHMORE
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852-3385
Esther Heideman, soprano
Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Smith, tenor
Hunter Enoch, baritone
National Philharmonic Chorale
Stan Engebretson, conductor
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church (FREE)
601 N. Vermont St. Arlington, VA 22203
The First Presbyterian Church Choir and Chamber Ensemble under the direction of Adam Scott Graham with soprano Angeli Ferrette, mezzo-soprano Tona Brown, tenor Patrick D. McCoy and bass Eric Brown.
A native of Petersburg, VA, Patrick holds a BM in Vocal Performance from Virginia State University and a MM in Church Music from Shenandoah Conservatory. Formerly the Performing Arts Columnist for Washington Life Magazine, he currently is a freelance writer, publishing articles for several noted publications, including The Washington Post, Early Music America Classical Music Voice North America, The Afro-American Newspaper, CBS Washington and Examiner.com. He is a member of the Music Critics Association of North America, National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc., The American Choral Directors’ Association, a member of the Shenandoah University Alumni Board of Directors and a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He serves as Organist/Choirmaster at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Zion Parish in Beltsville, MD. Visit http://www.patrickdmccoy.com