The Auditorium Theatre announces a virtual Holiday Concert, premiering Friday, December 4 @ 6PM CST, with Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah soloists Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon, accompanied by the Jo Ann Daugherty Trio. Tickets are $25 per household which includes the premiere on December 4 @ 6PM CST with video replay available through December 31, 2020.
"We are grateful to launch a virtual concert series, and celebrate the holidays, with our good friends Alfreda and Rod" said Auditorium Theatre CEO Rich Regan. "This show promises to deliver the joy and serenity we all need as we usher in a hopeful new year!"
Burke and Dixon have starred in the Auditorium Theatre's annual production of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah since the show began 16 years ago. Their combined careers include starring in the acclaimed PBS Special, Hallelujah Broadway, as well as performances all over the world in China, Italy, Prague, London, Canada, and Australia. In the United States, they have performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Hollywood Bowl, Ravinia Festival, Lincoln Center, and of course, the historic Auditorium Theatre.
The Jo Ann Daugherty Trio includes pianist/conductor/musical director Jo Ann Daugherty (Jersey Boys, Lyric Opera, Havana Jazz Festival, PBS), bassist Joshua Ramos (Ramsey Lewis, Howard Levy), and drummer Ryan Bennett (Jersey Boys, PBS). Their most recent jazz album Bring Joy earned a 4-star review from Downbeat Magazine.
Featuring the Jo Ann Daugherty Trio
Friday, December 4 @ 6PM CST through December 31, 2020.
Tickets: $25 per household includes the premiere on December 4 @ 6PM with video replay available through December 31, 2020.
Tickets sold on Stellar, an online entertainment streaming platform.
About The Auditorium Theatre
The Auditorium Theatre, located at 50 E Ida B Wells Dr at Roosevelt University in Chicago, is an Illinois not-for-profit organization committed to presenting the finest in international, cultural, community, and educational programming to all of Chicago and beyond as The Theatre for the People. The organization also is committed to the continued restoration and preservation of this National Historic Landmark.
The Auditorium Theatre 2020-21 Season is made possible in part with support from The Florian Fund, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel.
For more information visit AuditoriumTheatre.org.
Photo of Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon by Paul Natkin. Photo of Jo Ann Daugherty by Ryan Bennett Photography. Photo of Ganz Hall courtesy of Roosevelt University.