Community Programs + Partnerships

H+H reaches the community through exciting partnerships with some of Boston’s premier institutions, including the Boston Children’s Museum, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Boston Public Library, the Museum of African American History, New England Conservatory, and many others. Through our Heartstrings program, public school students, education program families, and other underserved communities receive free and discounted tickets to subscription series concerts, ensuring that the enjoyment of live music is accessible to all.

H+H at the Peabody Essex Museum

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 3pm

H+H at the Peabody Essex Museum coincides with the opening day of the exhibition “Turner & the Sea.” In the first full-scale examination of Joseph Mallord William Turner’s lifelong preoccupation with the sea, the Salem museum’s exhibition features iconic works spanning the painter’s career. To celebrate, mezzo-soprano and museum director Mary Gerbi and baritone Bradford Gleim join violinist Abigail Karr and fortepianist Ian Watson for songs and music by Haydn, Mendelssohn, and British composers working at the same time as J.M.W. Turner.
Mary Gerbi, mezzo-soprano and director
Bradford Gleim, baritone
Abigail Karr, violin
Ian Watson, fortepiano
Morse Auditorium
Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St
Salem, MA
$18 general admission; $15 seniors; $12 students (with valid ID); members free


H+H at Concord Museum

Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 2pm

Members of the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus perform a concert of early American a cappella songs at the Concord Museum. This specially tailored program connects with the just-opened exhibition “The Shot Heard Round the World: April 19, 1775” with music heard during that same time period. Christopher Hogwood Historically Informed Performance Fellow Teresa Neff will provide introduction and commentary during the concert.

Concord Museum
200 Lexington Rd
Concord, MA 

$20 members; $25 non-members (includes museum admission)

H+H at King’s Chapel

Tuesday, June 3 at 12.15 – 12.45 pm

H+H returns to historic King’s Chapel for a free lunchtime concert of Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien, Op. 7. Back Bay Chorale Music Director Scott Allen Jarrett will lead the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus in the 35-minute program that takes place at the same location as H+H’s first concert in 1815.

Members of the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
Scott Allen Jarrett, Director

Schütz: Musikalische Exequien, Op. 7

King’s Chapel
58 Tremont Street
​Free performance


Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 7.30pm and 9pm
St Paul Church
29 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA

John Finney, conductor
Handel and Haydn Society Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus


C.P.E. Bach: Spiega, Ammonia fortunata, Wq. 216
J.S. Bach: Komm, Jesu, Komm, BWV 229
J.S. Bach: Missa Brevis in G Major, BWV 236