Live/Concert

Too Hot to Handel

When: Sat., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. 2016

Maybe you’re only familiar with the “Hallelujah Chorus” or maybe you’ve sung George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” in its entirety. Either way, you’re likely at least acquainted with this iconic oratorio. “Too Hot to Handel,” while slightly younger than “Messiah,” is also considered a classic in metro Detroit. The 14-year-old tradition melds Handel’s Christmas suite with jazz, blues, swing, and gospel influences to create a pulsating, soul stirring, and wholly modern version of the holiday classic. More than 80 musicians, including the Rackham Choir, will participate in this inspirational performance.

Price: $20