For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace

Join Washington National Cathedral for Handel’s beloved Messiah, and experience this Christmas classic in a space that Handel would have intended. The Cathedral’s soaring architecture and Gothic splendor offers a space unlike any other in Washington to experience Handel’s masterpiece.

New this year! The 12:30 performance on Saturday, Dec. 8, is an abbreviated performance of Messiah highlights, perfect for busy families with young children. Experience the best of Messiah with the whole family!

2018 Performances:
  • Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, Dec. 8 at 12:30 pm (family-friendly abbreviated concert)
  • Saturday, Dec. 8 at 4 pm
  • Sunday, Dec. 9 at 4 pm

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