H+H Orchestra + Chorus

The Handel and Haydn Society is internationally acclaimed for its performances of Baroque and Classical music, performed on period instruments with historically-informed techniques. Our performers—from concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky to every member of the orchestra and chorus—are leading experts at what they do.

We invite you to learn more about our players and their instruments, our singers and their voices, and the music they passionately share.

Conductor Laureate

Harry Christophers, CBE

The 2021–22 Season marked Harry Christophers’s 13th year as artistic director of the Handel and Haydn Society. Since his appointment, Mr. Christophers and H+H have enjoyed an ambitious artistic journey including showcases of works premiered in the United States by H+H since 1815, broad education programming, community partnerships, concerts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at Tanglewood, and a series of recordings on the CORO label. Between 2015 and 2016, Mr. Christophers and H+H celebrated the organization’s Bicentennial, and he now proudly leads the ensemble in its third century of music making.

Mr. Christophers is known internationally as founder and conductor of the British choir and period-instrument ensemble The Sixteen, which he has directed throughout Europe, America, Australia, and Asia, gaining a distinguished reputation for his work in Renaissance, Baroque, and 20th- and 21st-century music. In 2000 he instituted The Choral Pilgrimage, a tour of British cathedrals from York to Canterbury.

He has recorded over 150 titles for which he has won numerous awards, including the coveted Gramophone Award for early music and the prestigious Classical Brit Award. His CD IKON was nominated for a 2007 Grammy and his second recording of Handel’s Messiah on The Sixteen’s label CORO won the prestigious MIDEM Classical Award. In 2009, he received one of classical music’s highest accolades, the Classic FM Gramophone Awards Artist of the Year Award, and The Sixteen won the Baroque Vocal Award for Handel Coronation Anthems, a CD which also received a 2010 Grammy Award nomination, as did Palestrina, Vol. 3, in 2014, and Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 in 2015. From 2007 he has featured with The Sixteen in the highly successful BBC television series Sacred Music, presented by actor Simon Russell Beale. The latest hour-long program, devoted to Monteverdi’s Vespers, screened in 2015.He recently collaborated with Sara Mohr-Pietsch to produce a book A New Heaven, published by Faber.  In 2021, he received the prestigious Michael Korn Founders Award for Development of the Professional Choral Art by Chorus America.

Mr. Christophers was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honors. He is an Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, and also of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and has Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Leicester, Canterbury Christ Church, Northumbria and Kent. In 2020 he was made President of the Cathedral Music Trust.



Ms. Nosky was appointed Concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society in 2011. With a reputation for being one of the most dynamic and versatile violinists of her generation, Nosky is in great demand internationally as a soloist, leader, and concertmaster. Recent collaborations include the Thunder Bay Symphony, the Lameque International Baroque Festival Orchestra, Arion Baroque Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic, Collegium Musicum Hanyang, and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.

Nosky is also a member of I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble. For over a decade, this innovative Canadian ensemble has presented its own edgy and inventive concert series in Toronto and toured Europe and North America, while drawing new audiences in to Baroque music. With the Eybler Quartet, Nosky explores repertoire from the first century of the string quartet literature on period instruments. The Eybler Quartet’s latest recording of Haydn’s Opus 33 string quartets was released to critical acclaim in 2012.

Since 2005, Nosky has been a highly active member of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and has toured and appeared as soloist with this internationally renowned ensemble.

Photo: Liz Linder

Artistic Staff

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Ian Watson
Associate Conductor

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Scott Allen Jarrett
Resident Conductor, Chorus

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Anthony Trecek-King
Resident Conductor, Chorus

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Reginald Mobley
Programming Consultant



For the 2019-20 Season

For the 2019-20 Season


Aisslinn Nosky, concertmaster
Concertmaster chair funded by Rhoda & Paul Joss
Christina Day Martinsonassociate concertmaster
Susanna Ogataassistant concertmaster
Karen Dekker
Susannah Foster
Valerie Gordon
Fiona Hughes
Jesse Irons
Abigail Karr
Natalie Kress
Julie Leven
Francis Liu
Maureen Murchie
Rebecca Nelson
Jessica Park
Adriane Post
Krista Buckland Reisner
Jane Starkman
Guiomar Turgeon
Katherine Winterstein
Lena Wong


Anne Black
Sarah Darling
Annie Gårlid
Stephen Goist
Joy Grimes
Jenny Stirling


Guy Fishman*
Nancy & Richard Lubin Chair
Sarah Freiberg
Shirley Hunt
Colleen McGary-Smith


Heather Miller Lardin*
Amelia Peabody Chair
John Feeney
Erik Higgins


Emi Ferguson*
Andrea LeBlanc


Debra Nagy*
Principal Chair funded in part by Dr. Michael Fisher Sandler
Stephen Bard
David Dickey
Curtis Foster
Priscilla Herreid
Katherine Montoya


Eric Hoeprich*
Thomas Carroll

Diane Heffner


Andrew Schwartz*
Marilyn Boenau
Stephanie Corwin
Clayton Zeller-Townson


Todd Williams*
Grace & John Neises Chair
Elisabeth Axtell


Jesse Levine*
Christopher Belluscio
Bruce Hall
Paul Perfetti


Jonathan Hess*
Barbara Lee Chair, in memory of John Grimes


Ian Watson*
Organ Chair funded in perpetuity, in memory of Mary Scott Morton
Justin Blackwell


Paula Chateauneuf


Jonas Budris
Colin Campbell
Marcio de Oliveira
Ethan DePuy
Sullivan Hart
Patrick Muelheise

Eric Christopher Perry
Stefan Reed
Patrick T. Waters
Steven Caldicott Wilson
Gregory Zavracky


Glenn Billingsley
Woodrow Bynum
Ryne Cherry
Jacob Cooper
Bradford Gleim
Scott Allen Jarrett
David McFerrin
David Tinervia
Peter Walker
Dana Whiteside


H+H Chorus is funded in perpetuity by Jane and Wat Tyler

H+H Chorus is supported in part by the Cabot Fund for Chorus Leadership, endowed in perpetuity in memory of Ned Cabot

* Principal