All About Cape: The Sights and Sounds of Christmas

Nov 26, 2018

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas, with two holiday concerts this week.

First up, it’s the Christmas classic that was never meant to be associated with the holiday. Handel composed “Messiah” for Lent, and it was first performed close to Easter. On November 27, though, the Southeast Missouri Symphony, University Choir and Choral Union will follow Victorian tradition with a Christmas performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at the River Campus. Even if you’re not an opera person, “Messiah” transcends genre with beautiful melodies and familiar lyrics. Pro tip: When you hear the “Hallelujah” chorus, be sure to stand. It’s tradition.

If you’re suffering from Christmas music withdrawals, you don’t have long to wait to rock the night away. The Show Me Center will host the Roadshow Christmas Tour on Sunday, December 2. The show will offer an upbeat evening that focuses on celebrating the season and giving to others.

If you’re craving all things Christmas, mark your calendar for Cape’s downtown open house, set for Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8. Check out the lights and window displays – all decorated for the season. No matter your age the holiday atmosphere is one all can take part in. Enjoy a truly traditional downtown Christmas with us and all of our friends.

Get a complete list of everything going on in town this week at