IS IT TOO HOT IN HERE?
An annual Detroit winter tradition! Rackham Choir brings its annual production of Too Hot To Handel – The Jazz-Gospel Messiah to the Detroit Opera House on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30 p.m., with Student/Senior Dress Rehearsal Friday, December 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
You’ve never heard Handel’s Messiah like this — that is, unless you’re one of the “Hotties” returning for a second, third or even tenth or fifteenth show. This soul stirring, toe-tapping rendition of Handel’s Messiah never fails to bring audiences to their feet. It’s an exhilarating fusion of gospel, jazz, blues, swing, scat, funk, spicing up the classical masterpiece performed by the Rackham Choir, the Too Hot Orchestra and an all-star cast of soloists. This is a celebration unlike any other.
TOO HOT TO HANDEL – THE JAZZ GOSPEL MESSIAH ~ ONE SHOW ONLY
Co-produced by Rackham Choir and the Detroit Opera House
2 hrs. 30 mins including intermission
6:30 – 7:00 pm. Pre-performance concert talk in the auditorium. Free to ticketed guests.
Brave the winter cold with some heat from Rackham Choir and these fabulous performers (click on names for more detail):
Rackham Choir, an 80+ member chorus, and musicians, under the direction of Maestra Suzanne Mallare Acton
The Too Hot Trio — Detroit Jazz legends
Dave Taylor, drums
On the Jazz Side
The Too Hot Jazz Orchestra, featuring:
Fred Hughes, Hammond organ
James Simonson, electric bass
On the Symphony Side
The Too Hot Orchestra, with Eliot Heaton, concertmaster
Links to watch & listen
Click here for tickets, or call the Detroit Opera House box office at (313) 237-7464. For group sales, call (313) 237-3471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.