Handel's 'Messiah'

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Many events require reservations or advance ticket purchases -- call before you go!

AMADEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dec. 13 at 4. St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-356-0670. http://www.saintlukemclean.org. $10.

ANNAPOLIS CHORALE Dec. 18-19 at 8 and Dec. 20 at 3. On Friday, the group performs "Messiah" by candlelight, Part I and the "Hallelujah Chorus," along with carols for the season. On Saturday, the group performs the full work, Parts I, II and III. On Sunday, the group performs a family-friendly concert, Part I and the "Hallelujah Chorus" followed by a carol singalong. St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Church Circle, Annapolis. 410-280-5640. http://www.marylandhall.org. $37, $12 students.

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Dec. 4 at 7:30. Edward Polochick, harpsichord and conductor, leads the orchestra and is joined by soprano Mary Wilson, other vocalists, and the Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. 410-783-8000. 800-442-1198. $25-$65.

CHANDOS ORCHESTRA Dec. 6 at 4. Guest soloists soprano Jennifer Edwards, alto Jennifer Hamilton, tenor Andrew Spady and bass Neil Ewachiw. Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King St., Alexandria. 703-671-4057. http://www.fairlingtonumc.org. $8 for score.

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Dec. 6 at 6. Dana Rothlisberger will conduct the orchestra with soloists soprano Teri Bickham, alto Jessica Renfro, tenor Duane Moody and bass Bryan Jackson. Free sheet music will be available for choral parts, and all skill levels are welcome. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-Ellicott City, 4100 St. John's Lane, Ellicott City. 410-418-4026. Free.

FORT WASHINGTON COMMUNITY CHORUS Dec. 6 at 4. Admission: non-perishable food items for the Oxon Hill and Fort Washington food pantries. St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 5203 St. Barnabas Rd., Temple Hills. 301-248-4290.

KENNEDY CENTER SINGALONG Dec. 23 at 8. Free tickets are distributed beginning at 6 p.m. day of performances, one ticket per person. (Plan to get there early.) Scores will be on sale in the gift shop. Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. 800-444-1324. Free.

LANDON SYMPHONETTE Dec. 19 at 5. With the Washington Civic Opera Chorus. Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. 301-320-1090. 240-277-7735. http://www.landon.net/symphonette. $18, seniors $15.

METROPOLITAN A.M.E. CHURCH CATHEDRAL CHOIR Dec. 6 at 5. Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, 1518 M St. NW. Free.

THE METROPOLITAN CHORUS Dec. 5 at 5. Accompanied by organ, harpsichord and string ensemble. Bring your own score, rent one or buy one at the door. Non-perishable food and donations will be accepted for a community meals program. First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, 601 N. Vermont St., Arlington. 703-933-2500. Free.

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC Dec. 12 at 8 and Dec. 13 at 3. Stan Engebretson conducts. Children ages 7-17 are free. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. $29-$79.

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