It wouldn’t be the holiday season without Handel’s “Messiah.” Those who need just a refresher of the “hit” choruses should enjoy the N.C. Symphony and N.C. Master Chorale concerts in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall Friday and Saturday. Timothy Myers conducts the program that also includes selections from Bach’s Mass in B minor and works by Vaughan Williams, Torke and Whitacre. If you can’t make the evening concerts, try the Friday Favorites edition at noon, which leaves out the Torke and Whitacre pieces.
8 p.m. $46-$66 (evening concerts); $28 (Friday Favorites). 919-733-2750 or ncsymphony.org.
- Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Duke Chapel, Rodney Wynkoop leads the Duke Chapel Choir and the Orchestra Pro Cantores in their annual offering of the complete “Messiah.” Details at tickets.duke.edu.
- Duke Performances offers the St. Lawrence String Quartet in Baldwin Auditorium Saturday night in a program of Haydn, Beethoven and Saint-Saëns quartets. Details at dukeperformances.duke.edu.