You've heard it in dozens of films — that musical cue that launches when things are looking up for the protagonist, as a choir starts belting out “Hallelujah!” But though it's been ground into our pop culture subconscious, the “Hallelujah Chorus” is only a small section of George Friedrich Händel's masterpiece, Messiah. First performed in 1742, the oratorio celebrates the Passion of Christ in three parts, and it has become a Christmas staple in America and Europe. Join music director Grant Gershon and the Los Angeles Master Chorale as they stage a Messiah Sing-Along at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Get ready to flex your vocal chords. The Chorale will provide the orchestra, professional soloists and optional sheet music, while you and more than 2,000 guests make up the rousing backing chorus. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; Wed., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m.; $39-$79. (323) 850-2000;

Wed., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., 2013

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