Colorado Spotlight this week: Handel’s ‘Messiah,’ Richard Toensing and more

Photo: Composer Richard Toensing.
Composer Richard Toensing.

Monday through Friday nights at 7, Charley Samson is your connection to the music, voices and happenings of Colorado's classical music community.

Here's what's on tap for the week of Dec. 8.


In the CPR Performance Studio, The King's Singers, one of Great Britain's most touted vocal ensembles. They play the Newman Center on Wednesday.


The life of Johann Strauss II, whose music will be featured at the Arapahoe Philharmonic's concert on Friday.


In the CPR Performance Studio, the Denver Early Music Consort. The group plays Wednesday in Denver.


The story of Handel's "Messiah," and The Colorado Bach Ensemble performing highlights from the piece. The ensemble performs it in a series of concerts beginning Dec. 18 in Denver.


Colorado composer Richard Toensing, and the sacred music he wrote.