‘Motown the Musical,’ Berry Gordy’s look at the rise of his colossal music empire, makes for a fairly decent concert. The Broadway San Diego entry, however, is far from the monument to history it requires.
Irving Berlin may be best known for songs such as “God Bless America” and “White Christmas,” but a much longer list is required to credit him with every wonderful melody he wrote. During his long life, Berlin composed about 1,500 tunes.
Under the direction of Ruben Valenzuela, San Diego’s Bach Collegium performed a complete version of G. F. Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” at the First Presbyterian Church of San Diego on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 . . .