Sir Andrew Conducts Handel’s Messiah

Dec 21-23, 2023


Experience the power of nearly 100 voices in magnificent harmony. From “The Trumpet Shall Sound” to the rousing “Hallelujah” Chorus, Handel’s Messiah is packed with regal choral passages, exultant arias and glittering instrumental fireworks. The award-winning Chicago Symphony Chorus and four world-class soloists join Sir Andrew Davis in this must-see holiday favorite.

Handel (Orch. Davis)



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Special holiday preconcert dining options

Enhance your concert experience by enjoying a seasonal three course holiday dinner for two with wine pairings at Forte. Or enjoy a roaring fireplace and sweeping views of Lake Michigan with a delectable two course holiday menu at the Thomas Club. Learn more »

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Preconcert Conversation

Explore the music in a free preconcert conversation featuring Carl Grapentine in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The talk will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets are needed.

Postconcert Dining

For the month of December, Forte will be open postconcert for two hours after most concerts. Following matinee concerts on Fridays and Sundays, Forte will serve a selection of mezze and desserts alongside the bar menu. Following evening concerts on Fridays and Saturdays, Forte will serve beverages from the bar and limited snacks. View Forte’s December hours »


The appearance of the Chicago Symphony Chorus has been made possible by a generous gift from The Grainger Foundation.

These performances are made possible by the Juli Plant Grainger Fund for Artistic Excellence.

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