Too Hot To Handel

Dec 21st 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


BUY TICKETS Sat Dec 21 7:30p


An exciting reinvention of Handel’s Messiah, Too Hot To Handel is a “jazz gospel Messiah.” It brings this classic piece to life in a transformative way; fusing two of the most distinctly Detroit music styles – Jazz and Gospel – while weaving in Blues, Swing, Classical and even Scat. It is a toe-tapping, hand-clapping evening that ends with everyone on their feet for the Hallelujah Chorus.

The New York Post calls it “...perhaps the jazziest, most soulful reinterpretation of Handel’s Messiah you’ll ever hear.”

Rackham Symphony Choir takes to the stage under Artistic Director Suzanne Mallare Acton with renowned soloists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke and Karen Marie Richardson and an all-star ensemble of Detroit jazz legends Marion Hayden, Alvin Waddles, and Dave Taylor along with members of the Too Hot To Handel Orchestra including Chris Collins, Al Ayoub, Fred Hughes, Walter White and James Simonson. This is the holiday celebration that is “too hot to miss.”

Presented by the Detroit Opera House and Rackham Symphony Choir.




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