Even with two additional performance dates, tickets are still limited for the 95th annual live performance of Handel’s “Messiah.”

Even with two additional performance dates, tickets are still limited for the 95th annual live performance of Handel’s “Messiah.”


Featuring the volunteer-based Independence Messiah Choir, a waiting list exists for tickets to all three “Messiah” performances this weekend.


Performed now in coordination with the Kansas City Symphony and Chorus, “Messiah” is relocating this year to the brand-new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Kansas City.


The performances for Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon all have waiting lists, although some current ticket holders have been surrendering their tickets back to the box office, said Megan Felling, marketing manager for the Kansas City Symphony. Those who are interested in possibly securing tickets should contact the box office at 816-471-0400.


“Messiah” previously took place at Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence for more than 50 years before relocating to downtown Kansas City. This year’s rehearsals took place both at the Auditorium and at the Kauffman Center.


Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center, where “Messiah” will be performed, seats about 1,600 people, while the Auditorium has about 5,800 seats.