Benaroya Hall Downtown
Fri Dec 20, 8 pm, Sat Dec 21, 1 pm, 8 pm & Sun Dec 22, 2 pm 21+
Recommended by Rich Smith
Fun Fact: Even though people celebrate the virgin birth of Mr. Jesus with Handel's Messiah every Christmas, librettist Charles Jennens actually conceived of the piece as an Easter opera. That's because the last two-thirds of the composition cover the life, death, and resurrection of the Nazarene prophet. But traditions are hard to kick, and that "Hallelujah!" chorus still rules, as does the Seattle Symphony Chorale, who will surely be in rare form.