Handel Messiah

A holiday tradition for 161 years—make it yours!
November 28, 29 + 30
Symphony Hall

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The best seats are currently available for our spectacular 2014–2015 Bicentennial Season.

H+H named Best Classical
Music Ensemble in Boston!

"It’s not only the oldest continuously performing
arts group in America, it’s also one of the best."

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An offer this good only comes around every 200 years.

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UPCOMING EVENTS 

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28nov7:30 pmHandel MessiahSymphony Hall
29nov3:00 pmHandel Messiah Symphony Hall
30nov3:00 pmHandel Messiah Symphony Hall

december

7dec5:00 pmVAP Winter Choral ConcertThe Karen S. and George D. Levy Education ProgramUnited Parish in Brookline
13dec1:00 pmHoliday SingGreat Hall, Faneuil Hall
13dec3:00 pmHoliday Sing Great Hall, Faneuil Hall
18dec7:30 pmA Bach ChristmasNEC's Jordan Hall
21dec3:00 pmA Bach ChristmasNEC's Jordan Hall

Bicentennial 1815–2015

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H+H’s Bicentennial celebrates the rich history and vibrant future of this remarkable institution. Festivities commence in the fall of 2014 with the opening of H+H’s 200th season, and include performances of works premiered by H+H in the US, exhibits of historical materials, free concerts, lectures and symposia, and more.

H+H Press Room

Visit the H+H Press Room to read the latest press releases and reviews and download current images of Artistic Director Harry Christophers and the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus.

PERFECT GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

Education Program

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The Handel and Haydn Society’s innovative Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program provides music education to children in communities throughout eastern Massachusetts.

Support H+H

Support H+H

Please make a gift today to celebrate our 200th season and support another 200 years of artistic excellence. Your gift enables us to continue enriching lives in our community through top-quality concerts and widely accessible educational outreach. We are especially grateful for your support of H+H during this milestone year!  

BEYOND THE CONCERT HALL… 3 GREAT WAYS TO CELEBRATE THE BICENTENNIAL

BICENTENNIAL BOOK:Bringing Music to Life for 200 YearsA fascinating account of 200 years of H+H history, from its founding in 1815 and first concerts at King’s Chapel through its evolution as a professional ensemble focused on Historically Informed Performance. This book is full of treasures from the archives and personal accounts from two centuries of Bostonians.

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HANDEL MESSIAH

Timed expressly for the Bicentennial, this is H+H’s first recording of Handel’s powerful oratorio since 2001 and the first under the direction of Artistic Director Harry Christophers. The double CD, recorded live at Symphony Hall in November 2013, is an essential addition to any music lover’s collection.

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BICENTENNIAL MAGAZINE

Both retrospective and forward-looking, this 52-page magazine traces H+H’s legendary past and lays out its creative vision for the Bicentennial Season. The Bicentennial magazine includes tributes from various dignitaries, a Q+A with contemporary composer Gabriela Lena Frank, and a user-friendly guide to Bicentennial events.

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