You've probably heard a rendition of George Frideric Handel's Messiah (especially around Christmas), but this annual concert at the Auditorium Theatre puts the famed German composer's work in a new light. Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah brings together vocalists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, and Karen-Marie Richardson as well a chamber orchestra, jazz combo and members of Detroit’s Rackham Symphony Choir for an evening blues, jazz and gospel variations on Handel's classic compositions. Normally held the weekend before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the concert returns for its first-ever holiday season run this year, taking over the Auditorium Theatre for two performances.
Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah
Time Out says
- Auditorium Theatre
- 50 E Congress Pkwy
- Cross street:
- between Michigan and Wabash Aves
- El stop: Blue, Red to Jackson; Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Library. Bus: 7, 10, 146.
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