Mention Christmas-related activities to Mr. Night and you're liable to get a Cuban boot up your stocking but even Night can spare some love for the Yuletide tradition that is the Bach Society of St. Louis' Christmas Candlelight Concert
. Under the direction of conductor Dennis Sparger, the golden throats of the Bach Society Chorus perform the Christmas section of Handel's Messiah
; in addition, they voice traditional carols accompanied by a beautiful candlelight procession and the Archdiocesan Children's Choir. The venue is, as ever, glorious Powell Symphony Hall (718 North Grand Boulevard; 314-534-1700 or www.bachsociety.org
), and tickets ranging from $25 to $60 can be obtained at www.slso.org/events
. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday (December 19 and 20).
Tue., Dec. 19; Wed., Dec. 20