The holiday season in Ann Arbor is never officially underway until University Musical Society's (UMS) Handel's Messiah is performed at Hill Auditorium, coming Saturday, December 7-8, 2013. An Ann Arbor tradition, these performances are ultimately the heart and soul of UMS, connecting audiences not only with the talented people on stage but also with friends and family who attend each year. In a true community tradition, the performance features the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, the 175 voices of the Grammy Award-winning UMS Choral Union (2006 Best Choral Performance), and conductor Jerry Blackstone. Soloists to be announced. For concert information, visit the website link or call (734) 764-2538.