Many former MOTCC choristers continue their musical studies after they age out of our choir. This year, five MOTCC grads are part of the Rackham Symphony Choir as either student members or part of the prestigious Rackham Internship program. Rackham is an audition-based choir led by Suzanne Mallare Acton. The group has a more than 60 year legacy of bringing innovative musical arrangements to Michigan audiences.
Rackham’s next performance is Too Hot To Handel at the Detroit Opera House on Saturday, December 21. An exciting reinvention of Handel’s Messiah, Too Hot To Handel is a “jazz gospel Messiah.” It brings this classic piece to life in a transformative way; fusing two of the most distinctly Detroit music styles – Jazz and Gospel – while weaving in Blues, Swing, Classical and even Scat. It is a toe-tapping, hand-clapping evening that ends with everyone on their feet for the Hallelujah Chorus.
MOTCC families are invited to enjoy this performance and see some of their former choir pals perform. There is a student dress rehearsal open to the public on Thursday, December 19. For more information about Too Hot To Handel, email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out www.rackhamchoir.org.