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Sat, Dec 10 at 3 p.m.

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Sat, Dec 10 at 7 p.m.

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Sun, Dec 11 at 3 p.m.

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Celebrate the Holidays with The United States Air Force Band and the Children of the Gospel Choir

Season of Hope marks Washington Performing Arts’s latest collaboration with longtime esteemed partners, The United States Air Force Band, on the heels of last season’s world premiere of Christopher Tin’s To Shiver the Sky. Live at DAR Constitution Hall on December 10 (3 p.m. and 7 p.m.) and December 11 (3 p.m.), the band is joined by guest artists the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir, Singing Sergeants, the Virginia Ballet Company, and other special guests. Children of all ages are invited to join Mr. and Mrs. Claus on stage for a holiday sing-along as part of the program. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Limit four tickets per household.

Co-presented with The United States Air Force Band

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Performances by the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir are made possible through the generous support of Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated, together with the Edith Glick Shoolman Children’s Foundation.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of Susan S. Angell.

Gospel music programs at Washington Performing Arts are made possible through the generous support of the Beech Street Foundation and Mr. Jeffrey Bauman and Ms. Linda Fienberg; Barbara Myers and Tom Gallagher, in honor of Turnaround, Inc.; Trista L.P. Colbert and Theodore Colbert; Hubert “Hank” Schlosberg and the Schlosberg Family; Bruce Rosenblum and Lori Laitman; Alison Francis; and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Howard.

Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

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DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities