Forget Black Friday. For many Bay Area residents, the holiday season doesn't really begin until they experience Handel's glorious Messiah performed by the Grammy-winning San Francisco Symphony and Chorus. This monumental celebration of faith and the human experience, composed in 1741, stands as one of the most beloved works in all of classical music. Along with the 120-voice chorus, conducted by Ragnar Bohlin, soloists for this always-special Yuletide concert include soprano Sarah Coburn, mezzo-soprano Lauren Segal, tenor Brian Stucki and bass Adam Lau.
Concert length is approximately two hours and 25 minutes, with one intermission.
Inside Music, an informative talk, begins one hour prior to the concert.