Going to a concert is the only way to listen to music in public without having to put your mouth around a discman to catch its sound vibrations. Enjoy easier listening with this GrouponLive deal to see The City Choir of Washington's Diamond Jubilee: A Coronation Anniversary Concert at the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, April 21, at 4 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $29, you get one ticket for north- or south-transept seating in the west section (up to a $55 value).
- For $42, you get one ticket for premium-nave seating (up to an $80 value).
In continuation of its 2012–2013 concert series, “A Royal Season,” the City Choir of Washington brings the spirit of a coronation to the regal halls of the Washington National Cathedral. Led by Grammy-winning conductor and the choir's artistic director, Robert Shafer, the 140-voice chorus sings to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. Partnering with the Shenandoah Conservatory Choir and the City Choir Festival Orchestra, the City Choir of Washington builds an evening around the world-premiere of Sir John Tavener’s Three Hymns of George Herbert—composed specifically in honor of this Diamond Jubilee. The program also contains selections performed at the Queen’s 1953 crowning and includes compositions by Bernstein, Handel, Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Whitacre, and the Queen's teenage garage-rock band, Scepters and Thrones.
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Washington National Cathedral
When its first stone was laid in 1907, the Washington National Cathedral had been in the works for more than a century. Major Pierre L’Enfant envisioned it as he designed the layout of Washington, DC, under a commission from George Washington. The sprawling feat of gothic architecture reaches more than 300 feet at its tallest, formed of striking tiara-like accents, vaulting windows, and one timid hunchback hiding in the bell tower. Prismatic light from stained glass windows filters into its nave, spotlighting the choirs and organists that the cathedral often plays host to.