- $14.50 for one ticket to see Metropolitan Chorus Presents: “A Holiday Classic: Rutter Christmas” (up to $24 value)
- When: Sunday, December 14, at 4 p.m.
- Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
- General admission
- Door time: 3 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student, senior, or military discounts.
A Holiday Classic: Rutter Christmas
In celebration of the season, the 70 voices of the Metropolitan Chorus team up with Trinity Handbells and a brass quintet to tackle the tall works of prolific composer John Rutter. Opening with classic carols including “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and “Angels from the Realm of Glory,” the concert rolls into the legendary choral arranger’s most enduring pieces, such as O Holy Night. At the center of the concert is the incomparable Gloria, a 20-minute triumph that mingles angelic voices with jubilant horns. And to get audiences in the spirit, an interactive element lets everyone sing and play upright bass along with their favorite tunes.
A keeper of culture in the capitol city since 1966, the Metropolitan Chorus celebrates the beauty of the human voice without limiting itself to a certain genre. Apart from symphony-assisted classical concerts and annual productions of Handel's Messiah, the chorus also shows the jazz roots of artistic director Barry Hemphill. After all, Hemphill is the son of frequent Satchmo-collaborator Shelton "Scad" Hemphill and was babysat by none other than Billy Holliday growing up. Yet even though the ensemble's influences are so varied, a common thread ties its concerts together: a strong emphasis on American composers old and new.