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Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah
  • This “exuberant, jazz-gospel makeover” (Chicago Tribune) of Handel’s classic Messiah celebrates 15 years in Chicago! Join us on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend to witness the transformational powers of the performing arts and uplift King’s vision of a “beloved community.” With fiery soloists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, and Karen Marie Richardson; an orchestra, jazz combo, and 100-person choir under the baton of Suzanne Mallare Acton; and spirited Detroit pianist Alvin Waddles, famous for his jaw-dropping cadenzas, Too Hot is an annual Chicago tradition that fills your soul and spirit.

Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah
  • Location: Auditorium Theatre
  • Address: 50 E Ida B Wells Dr
  • January 18, 2020 - January 19, 2020
  • Auditorium Theatre
  • Recurring daily