Thursday, December 10, 2009

Things to Do Thursday: Too Hot to Handel!

Too Hot To Handel Returns to Detroit

Updated: Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009, 4:04 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009, 4:04 PM EST
MyFox Detroit Staff
DETROIT, Michigan October 29, 2009… Rackham Symphony Choir in partnership with the Detroit Opera House proudly announces the return of the holiday classic Too Hot To Handel to kick off the holiday season with a one-night-only performance on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 8 p.m.

Hailed as the holiday celebration that is too hot to miss; the jazz-gospel 'Messiah' is sponsored by Mack Avenue Records and is the perfect musical celebration for the Motor City, combining decidedly Detroit inspired styles such as jazz and gospel.

Tickets for Too Hot to Handel are available through the Detroit Opera House online at , by phone at (313) 237-SING or through and by phone at 248-645-6666.

This not-to-miss holiday event features the Rackham Symphony Choir, tenor Rodrick Dixon, formerly of the Three Mo Tenors, soprano Alfreda Burke and alto Karen Marie Richardson.

They are joined by the Too Hot To Handel Orchestra which includes an all-star ensemble of Detroit jazz legends including Marion Hayden, George Benson, Alvin Waddles, Dave Taylor, Chris Collins, along with members of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra. The piece is conducted by RSCs Artistic & Music Director Suzanne Mallare Acton.

New this Year:
Free Pre Concert Chat with Artists 7PM Dinner Packages with transportation from Dirty Dog Café, phone for details (313) 882-5299

THIS YEAR: If you can't make the live concert, it will be broadcast live by WRCJ, the classical and jazz public radio station owned by the Detroit Public Schools. Support WRCJ and buy your "virtual ticket" to the concert here.

Welcome to WRCJ 90.9FM

Tenor Rod DixonToo Hot to Handel Live Broadcast
See the Rackham Symphony Choir's performance ofToo Hot to Handel this Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Detroit Opera House.  If you can't be there, listen to WRCJ 90.9 FM for a LIVE broadcast of this jazz/gospel update of Handel's Messiah.  John Penney Hosts.

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