Handel returns to life for performance of his Messiah oratorio, interlaced with anecdotes that appeal to younger crowds
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Composer George Frideric Handel steps down from his lofty seat in the Western musical canon for a performance of Messiah that unites the silken voices of the Houston Chamber Choir with anecdotes about the baroque master to enthrall youngsters. Praised in the Houston Chronicle for its “beautiful, lithe, well-honed sound,” the choral ensemble soars to even greater sonic heights with string-and-brass accompaniment from the esteemed River Oaks Chamber Orchestra.
Actor Ruddy Craven steps into the pointy shoes of Handel to remark on the oratorio as it unfolds, explaining the instruments involved in the composition and periodically adding a touch of powder to artistic director Robert Simpson’s wig. Little mouths will hang open in awe as the choir’s pitch-perfect harmonies interlace with the orchestra’s instrumental flourishes in a quilt of sound that has suffered only minimal moth damage in its 250-year history.