A Renowned Choir in Boston

Bringing New Life to Baroque and Classical Choral Music

The History of the H+H Chorus

H+H began as a choral society founded by middle-class Bostonians who aspired to improve the quality of singing in their growing American city. They named the organization after two composers—Handel and Haydn—to represent both the old music of the 18th century and what was then the new music of the 19th century.

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What they're saying about the H+H Chorus

“The chorus tossed off the brilliant runs with clarity and vigor.” The Boston Musical Intelligencer

“The professional chorus of H+H is internationally respected for its precision and ability to make complex polyphony speak in the most cavernous of halls.” The Boston Musical Intelligencer

“H+H’s gem of a chorus…makes a truly glorious noise.” The Boston Musical Intelligencer

“The Handel and Haydn Society’s chorus is one of the city’s musical crown jewels.” The Arts Fuse

“Boston’s best professional chorus.” The Boston Musical Intelligencer

“The Handel and Haydn Society Chorus, 35 strong, seized each verse with exciting attack and illuminated the music with fire and force through the evening.” The Washington Post

“The clear harmonies of the H+H Chorus shone.” The Boston Globe

“In every one of its 20-some numbers, the H+H Chorus engaged in colorful storytelling.” The Boston Musical Intelligencer

“Unsurprisingly, the larger choral contributions were fervent, precise, clearly enunciated, and impeccably blended.” Boston Classical Review

“The star here was the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus, from Boston.” The New York Times

“The Handel and Haydn Society Chorus was the star of the show.” Bachtrack

“an abundance of riches” The Arts Fuse

the chorus “wove a shimmering tapestry” The Boston Globe

“consistently excellent” The Boston Globe

“unimpeachably excellent, as usual” The Boston Globe

“never less than magnificent” Boston Classical Review