Hear Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in Raleigh and Chapel Hill
The N.C. Symphony and N.C. Master Chorale offer “A Baroque Christmas” this weekend in the Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh. Choral and orchestral selections from Handel’s “Messiah” and Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” form the framework for additional excerpts from Bach’s Magnificat and Mass in B minor. 12 p.m. Friday (all tickets $28); 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday ($18-$75). Also at Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill, 7:30 p.m, Wednesday ($10-$75). 919-733-2750 or ncsymphony.org.
- The beloved annual presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” by Duke University’s Chapel Choir with full orchestra and professional soloists takes place 7:30 p.m. Friday night, 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. All performances in Page Auditorium. Tickets $20; $5 youth. tickets.duke.edu or 919-684-4444.
- Chamber Music Raleigh continues its “Sights and Sounds on Sunday” series at the N.C. Museum of Art with pianist Olga Kleiankina in a program of preludes by Chopin, Debussy and Scriabin. At 3 p.m. $12, $14. chambermusicraleigh.org.
- Chapel Hill Philharmonia gives a free concert 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Carrboro High School Auditorium featuring works by Berlioz, Sibelius and Beethoven. Details at chapelhillphilharmonia.org.