Maestro Scribner, 76, is retiring 47 years after founding the Choral Arts Society of Washington.
Norman Scribner, 76, is retiring as conductor of the Choral Arts Society of Washington. Here, he leads the chorus in a rehearsal of Brahms’ “German Requiem” in Satterlee Hall at St. Alban's Episcopal Church next to the National Cathedral. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.