Music professor emeritus Richard Householder will conduct and voice instructors Peggy Dwyer and Steven Henrikson are among the soloists as Detroit’s Fort Street Chorale and Orchestra perform George Frideric Handel’s Messiah this weekend.
Dwyer is a soprano; Henrikson sings bass. This 1741 oratorio is one of Handel’s masterworks and a seasonal favourite. The chorale has been performing the classic work, which features the exuberant “Hallelujah Chorus,” since 1979. The Detroit News recently ranked it among the region’s top holiday traditions.
The concert is set for Fort Street Presbyterian Church, 631 West Fort Street in downtown Detroit, at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7. Admission is $20 at the door.