UPCOMING CONCERTS AND EVENTS 

 

VAP SPRING CHORAL CONCERT

Featured on the concert will be our five choruses–H+H Singers, Youth Chorus, Young Men’s Chorus, Young Women’s Chorus, and the Young Women’s Chamber Choir– performing Mendelssohn’s “Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains” from ElijahTwo Eastern Pictures by Gustav Holst, and selected movements from Vivaldi’s Gloria. Other works include a variety of folk songs, and spirituals, along with contemporary a cappella arrangements performed by the Young Men’s Chorus. 2014 Annual Vocal Arts Program Spring Choral Concert Boston Latin School Sunday, May 18 at 5pm $5 Admission.  Please note: Tickets must be purchased in advance through Heather Fishman at hfishman@handelandhaydn.org. Tickets will not be available at the door.

VAP SPRING HIGH SCHOOL SOLOISTS RECITAL

Students in this program have been studying with instructors and coaches at our education partner institution, New England Conservatory Preparatory School, where they study voice, diction, and participate in master classes. NEC’s Williams Hall Wednesday, June 11 at 7.30pm Free admission

VAP CHORUS AUDITIONS

Boston Latin School Saturday, May 3, 12.30-5pm

VAP HIGH SCHOOL SOLOISTS AUDITIONS

NEC’s Williams Hall Saturday, June 14, 10.30am-1pm

For more information on auditions or the Vocal Arts program, please contact Assistant Director of Education Bill Pappazisis by email or call 617 262 1815 x126.

NEW & NEWSWORTHY SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP FUNDING

AUSTRIA AND CZECH REPUBLIC TOUR The H+H Education Department is exploring opportunities for the Young Men’s, Chorus, Young Women’s Chorus, and the Young Women’s Chamber Choir to perform in the cities of Vienna and Prague in the summer of 2015 as part of H+H’s Bicentennial celebration. The tour will include public performances in both cities, along with opportunities to learn about and visit two of Europe’s most significant musical and cultural capitals. More news on this exciting opportunity will be announced in the coming weeks!
  SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP FUNDING H+H is the recipient of major multiyear grants from the Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation and the Linde Family Foundation. These grants will allow H+H to sustain and expand music education and choral programming in the Joseph E. Lee K–8 School in Dorchester and the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Jamaica Plain for up to three additional years. Currently, H+H provides afterschool music programs for Lee School students and a choral program for its middle schoolers during the regular school day. At the Kennedy School, students in Kindergarten and Grade 1 receive weekly music instruction during the school day. The program will be expanded to all students in Grades 2 and 3 over the next two years.

WINNERS OF THE 2014 CANDACE MACMILLEN ACHTMEYER AND BARBARA E. MAZE AWARDS

The H+H Education Committee is pleased to announce this year’s VAP award recipients. Both will perform at the VAP Soloists Recital on June 11 at NEC.

Jessica Toupin (Dracut, MA)

A senior at Dracut High School, Jessica has been singing soprano in H+H’s Young Women’s Chorus and the High School Soloists Program since her sophomore year in 2013.  Of her H+H experience, Jessica says, “It was on the train rides into Boston every Saturday morning that I made some of my fondest friendships. It was in the choral room at Boston Latin where I discovered the power of choral music, and it was in my lessons at New England Conservatory Preparatory School where I fell in love with composers like Bellini and Faure, and thought to myself “This is it, I want to have a career in the world of music”.  In the fall, Jessica plans on enrolling in the undergraduate program at University of Massachusetts/Amherst Commonwealth College, where she will double major in vocal performance and music business or mathematics.  Jessica is a student of Clara Sandler at the NEC Preparatory School.

Read more about the Candace MacMillan Achtmeyer Award»

Jenna Lorusso (Acton, MA)

This May, Jenna will be graduating from Westminster Choir College of Ryder University, where she pursued a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.   Jenna’s achievements include covering the role of Madam Silberklang in Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor her first full operatic role.  Earlier this spring, she appeared in Westminster Undergraduate Opera program’s production of Mozart’s Lire Pastore as Aminta.  Her choral singing experiences included several performances with the Westminster Choir College Symphonic Chorus at Carnegie Hall singing major choral works with the Philadelphia Orchestra, West-East Divan Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.  As an enrollee in the College’s Baccalaureate Honors Program, her senior year capstone project was a lecture-recital on the Spanish influence on French and German song.  This was in addition to her culminating full undergraduate recital.  In the fall, Jenna will continue to pursue vocal performance studies at the graduate level.

Read more about the Barbara E. Maze Award for Musical Excellence»

 

1139 HANDEL  SAMSON H+H finishes it season with one of the works it first premiered in this country: Handel’s dramatic oratorioSamson. Composed within a month after Messiah,Samson features a compelling story and some of Handel’s most extraordinary music. In this winning presentation, H+H Artistic Director Harry Christophers leads an all-star cast of soloists and the superb Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus. Learn more» Purchase tickets»
837 ACIS & GALATEA Tickets are going quickly for this H+H co-collaboration with the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Celebrity Series of Boston. Experience the beauty of Handel’s pastoral opera through the lens of one of the world’s most visionary directors. Condcutor Nicholas McGegan leads a talented roster of soloists and the H+H Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus. Learn more» Visit the Acis & Galatea microsite»

1231 ONE DAY IN BOSTON: OUR CITY, OUR FUTURE On Saturday, April 26, hundreds of filmmakers, non-profit organizations, and involved citizens will document stories and investigate 10 questions for the future of Boston–and H+H will be participating! The resulting media will be showcased in an interactive archive and a TV series on the future of the American city. In addition, local media partners will display the most powerful and inspiring videos created during the one-day filmmaking event. Learn more»

UPCOMING EVENTS

Handel Samson May 2 + 4 Symphony Hall

H+H at King’s Chapel May 6, 12.15pm King’s Chapel

Acis & Galatea May 15-18 Shubert Theatre VAP Spring Choral Concert May 18, 5pm Boston Latin School

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