A host of guest artists, including conductor Nicholas McGegan and singers Dominique Labelle, Christopher Ainsile, Douglas Williams and Thomas Cooley join the Houston Symphony for the orchestra’s annual production of Handel’s Messiah. The Houston Symphony Chorus, led by director Charles Hausmann, also performs. The program includes the “Hallelujah” chorus, “Ev’ry Valley Shall Be Exalted” and “Rejoice Greatly.”
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713-224-7575 or visit houstonsymphony.org. $29 to $117.
Dec. 19-21, 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 22, 2:30 p.m., 2013