Music faculty featured in oratorio performance

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 will perform at Fort Street Presbyterian Church, 631 West Fort Street in downtown Detroit at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 7, and 3 p.m. Sunday, December 8. Admission is $20 at the door.