December 15, 2011 | by Juliette Ebner
Arts news in brief: Dec. 16

Ancient music specialists in recital this weekend

Singing group Chantry will be performing the first concert of its season, “O Magnum Mysterium” at St. Bernadette’s (70 University Blvd. East) in Silver Spring on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The group, founded in 2001, features between 10 and 16 professional early music voices. Some members are gay.

General admission tickets are $27 in advance and $30 at the door and student admission is $13 in advance in $15 at the door. For more information on the group and to purchase tickets, visit chantrydc.com

Greene joins Chorus for weekend shows

Ellen Greene in a still from her show ‘Pushing Daisies.’ (Photo courtesy ABC via GMCW)

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington has its annual holiday show opening tonight at Lisner Auditorium (730 21st St., N.W.) and continuing through Sunday.

The show will feature Ellen Greene, the original Audrey from “Little Shop of Horrors” singing with the full chorus.

Tonight’s performance is at 8 p.m. Saturdays performances are at 3 and 8 p.m. and there will be a final performance Sunday at 3 p.m. featuring ASL interpretation.

Tickets range from $20 to $50 and can be purchased online at gmcw.org.

 TV’s Taylor in ‘Ann’

Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor, who has appeared on shows like “Two and a Half Men” and “The L Word,” comes to the Kennedy Center’s stage with her one-woman play “Ann,” opening tonight at 7:30 p.m.

The show, written by Taylor, tells the story of Ann Richards, the second female governor of Texas.

Tickets range from $54 to $95 and can be purchased online at kennedy-center.org.

The show will run through Jan. 15.

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