Under the gracious patronage of Ambassador Daniel Mulhall, The Washington Chorus invites you to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with our very own Irish conductor, Artistic Director Christopher Bell!

The 160-voice, Grammy Award-winning Washington Chorus performs in concert at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, followed by a luxurious celebratory gala at the Watergate Hotel.

St Patrick’s Day Concert & Gala
Sunday, March 17, 2019
3:00 pm Concert: Kennedy Center Concert Hall
5:30 pm Gala: The Watergate Hotel

Explore the ticket and sponsorship opportunities available, or make your reservation online.


Onstage at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, The Washington Chorus and Artistic Director Christopher Bell present a rousing show, paying homage to Bell’s Irish heritage, and celebrating St Patrick’s Day.

The Chorus is joined by Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre for their exciting blend of eclectic fiddle and guitar music. The Irish husband and wife folk duo perform around the world, and have been described as “simply one of the best folk duos on the planet” (BBC). Zoë, no stranger to the stage, has performed with an impressive list of international artists including Riverdance, Damien Rice, Lou Reed, Nick Cave, Rodrigo y Gabriella to mention but a few. Her crossover discipline into the classical world has also allowed her the pleasure of appearing as soloist with acclaimed orchestras such as The Irish Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and German WDR Symphony Orchestra; pieces recited include her own compositions and works composed for her by world renowned Irish composer, Bill Whelan.

After the Kennedy Center performance, revel with us across the street at the luxurious Watergate Hotel. The evening will feature an online and in-person auction, performances, the opportunity to meet the soloists, and surprises in store for you to make this year’s St Patrick’s Day one to remember.

In addition, the evening’s proceeds make possible the Chorus’ Connections programs, our portfolio of education and community engagement offerings that are a vital part of our mission. By joining us for St Patrick’s Day, you are giving others access to unparalleled opportunities and the transforming power of music.

Proceeds support TWC’s Connections programs, the new portfolio of education and community engagement initiatives of the Chorus.