Not to be confused with a rococo Christmas.
Sunday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m.
Just because we live in the day of freakish gift-shopping sales and endless ads telling us to buy more doesn’t mean that we’ve moved away from the traditions of Christmas. With Baroque Christmas, the Canterbury Choral Society performs with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic to bring two music favorites to the stage at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave., Oklahoma City. Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Magnificat, born of the ornate Baroque period, celebrate humanity and spirituality with a majesty that begs to be heard live. And here is that opportunity. The performance is at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30-$55 each, available at www.canterburyokc.com. After the concert, stick around for the holiday reception in the center’s lobby.