Dec 16 - 17 2017
Handel's Messiah

Handel's Messiah

at Music Center at Strathmore

Esther Heideman, soprano

Yvette Smith, mezzo-soprano

Norman Shankle, tenor

Trevor Scheunemann, baritone

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!

Admission Info

Visit or call 301-581-5100.

Tickets start from $28; kids 7-17 Free.

Phone: 301-581-5100

Dates & Times

2017/12/16 - 2017/12/17

Additional time info:

Toy Drive: Please consider participating in Chords of Kindness, a toy drive hosted by Community Ministries of Rockville and the National Philharmonic on Dec. 17.

Location Info

Music Center at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Parking Info

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Parking in the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro garage is $5.20 during the week and free on weekends. Strathmore is also accessible via Metro’s Red Line, Grosvenor-Strathmore station.

Limited short-term parking also is available at specially marked meters along Tuckerman Lane, which do not require payment after 7pm.

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