Too Hot to Handel returns to the Detroit Opera House

Tenor Rodrick Dixon gave a performance to remember this morning as a preview before the Detroit Opera House stage that the Rackham Choir and Detroit Opera House are returning to the 16th annual performance of Too Hot To Handel. 

The concert is a jazz-gospel version of Handel's classic "Messiah," and has become a tradition for the Motor City, combining  Detroit-inspired styles such as jazz and gospel while weaving in blues, swing, classical and scat. 

The performance will take place Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for the main performance range from $33-$73 and may be purchased online at, by calling 313-237-7464 or in person at the Detroit Opera House (1526 Broadway, Detroit). Dress rehearsal tickets are available to local student and senior groups. Tickets purchased in advance for the dress rehearsal start at $10 for students K-12, $20 for college students, and $25 for adults in groups of 10 or more. Dress rehearsal tickets at the door are $35. For more information visit

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