This is Christmas at the Kennedy Center

From our concerts of holiday music, to a concert for families, and our annual gala at the Kennedy Center, there’s something for every member of your family to enjoy.

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Songs of the Season

Christmas with Choral Arts

Glad tidings we bring with our glorious candlelight processional, a selection of our favorite holiday carols, and seasonal classics performed by the Choral Arts Chorus and Youth Choir. From Sleigh Ride and White Christmas to the Hallelujah Chorus we’ll combine traditional favorites and choral jewels of the season with masterpieces performed by our soloist. Bring the entire family for a concert of festive treats that will leave you with the joy of the season in your heart!

December 15 - 24, 2019

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 8:00 pm
Monday, December 16, 2019, 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 21, 2019, 1:00 pm

Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 2:00 pm
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

A Family Christmas

For the Young and Young at Heart (Ages 5 and Up)

Bring the kids for an unforgettable holiday experience as the Choral Arts Chorus fills the concert hall with holiday classics just for them! We’ll take you on a merry tour of holiday sing-alongs and Christmas favorites that will have your family singing all the way home. Expect a visit from Santa, Frosty, and Rudolph! This one-hour concert is perfect for children ages 5 and up.

Decor from the 2016 Choral Arts Gala. Blues, Whites, tall vases of flowers, sparking crystal backdrop.

39th Annual Holiday Concert and Gala

The most festive fundraiser in Washington

Monday, December 16, 2019, 7:00 pm – midnight

Holiday Concert, Dinner, Dancing, and Silent Auction
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Her Excellency Emily Haber, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Mr. Hansjörg Haber, Honorary Patrons

Norma Dugger and David Flaxman, Auction Committee Co-Chairs
Lexy B. Kessler, Board Chair | Tad Czyzewski, Executive Director

The Choral Arts Society of Washington is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in choral repertoire and performance.

For more information about our Gala or making a tax-deductible contribution, contact Regina Burgher, Development Manager at 202.244.3669 or

"Nothing surpasses the power of music to knit together our differences,
heal our wounds, and inspire our spirits." –Norman Scribner