Local soloists join the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus on Friday night, Dec. 21, to perform one of the most famous oratorios ever written.

Handel’s Messiah is considered a masterpiece and a holiday tradition.

Michael Butterman conducts the orchestra and Donald McCullough directs the JSO Chorus, with special performands by Twyla Robinson, soprano; Sandra Piques-Eddy, alto; Javier Abreu, tenor; and Philip Cutlip, baritone.

Tickets are $25 to 70. Call 904.354.5547 or log onto JaxSymphony.org for information.