MLK Birthday Salute -- Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah
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Now in its 11th year, this annual musical celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. features a swinging rendition of Handel's beloved oratorio. This joyous concert, which blends classical music with jazz, blues and gospel, features a full symphony orchestra along with a jazz combo, the city-wide Too Hot Choir and acclaimed soloists. The Tribune calls it "one of Chicago's favorite annual events," and raves, "Handel's indelible, indestructible tunes remain, but rhythmically the Messiah takes flight in ways that the great composer never could have anticipated."
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The last date listed for Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah was Sunday January 17, 2016 / 3:00pm.
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- “Ingeniously reimagined to embrace black musical tradition, the aptly named Too Hot to Handel proved that even the most revered classical masterpieces can be taught to swing.” —Chicago Tribune
- “Listeners hooted, whistled and shouted their approval after every number. The ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ was so ecstatically received, it was repeated as an encore.” —The New York Times