Don't be alarmed by the crowds of turtlenecked Puritans at Messiah, Handel's immortal take on Christ's birth, death, and posthumous abduction. The piece was debuted by vulgar Irishmen circa 1750, with proceeds benefiting houses of the deranged. These days, the definitive New York City rendition is Trinity Choir's on Wall Street, delivered right to the heart of corporate malfeasance and greed. Video of the performance will be simultaneously webcast so that we, His thornier creations, might also pray for God to be good for something next year.
Mon., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., 2009