Socrates saw a direct correlation between changes in music and changes in law, a theory validated by the Senate’s recent push to censure a cappella filibusters. Witness singing that’s not disruptive with today’s GrouponLive deal for one ticket to see The Washington Chorus perform Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor and Wachner’s “Come, My Dark-Eyed One” at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on Friday, November 18, at 8 p.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $14, you get one ticket for a rear-section seat (red area; a $29 value).
- For $17, you get one ticket for a front-section seat (green area; a $35 value).
- For $22, you get one ticket for a prime-section seat (gold area; a $45 value).
- For $27, you get one ticket for a premium-section seat (blue area; a $55 value).<p>
The Grammy-winning Washington Chorus has delighted audiences with a repertoire of classical choral masterpieces and modern compositions for 51 years. In addition to leading the choir, music director Julian Wachner has scribed more than 100 published compositions, including “Come, My Dark-Eyed One,” an amalgamation of poetry and a dramatic musical score. Acclaimed singers tell the tale of lovers whose great passion transcends death, their melodious voices reflecting the powerful emotions and increasingly expensive anniversary gifts of a lifelong love. Words by Dickinson, Tennyson, and Turkic poet Ali-Shir Nava’i instill the performance with additional resonance. Four soloists join the choir to sing Mozart’s bold Great Mass in C Minor, widely credited as being the composer’s best choral work alongside the Requiem and Rock Me Amadeus.
The concert is performed at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, a recently revamped space that boasts high-tech acoustics, a grand auditorium with more than 2,000 seats, and seven chandeliers. Groupon holders can linger after the concert to catch a 30-minute talk-back with soprano soloist Marie-Ève Munger, director Wachner, and moderator Knight Kiplinger, who uses his experience as president of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance to remind the duo that wheeling out and smashing pianos during each performance is a costly practice. Ticket holders may also attend “Inside the Score” at the National Presbyterian Church on Thursday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. The free program dishes about the creation of “Come, My Dark-Eyed One” and lectures on Mozart’s choral masterpiece.
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