▪ Get your hallelujahs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5, with the Boise Philharmonic and its Master Chorale as they perform Handel’s “Messiah,”one of the most enduring and inspirational musical expressions ever written. Hear it at St. John’s Cathedral, 707 N. 8th St., Boise. Tickets are $30 general, $20 students at 344-7849 and BoisePhil.org.
▪ The Meridian Symphony and Boise State University choirs will greet the holidays with “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Centennial High School Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road in Boise. This festive concert features old and new classics, from a “Frozen” medley to excerpts from the “Messiah.” Tickets are $11 general, $9 seniors and students, $27 family at 891-2721 and MeridianSymphony.org.