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Handel and Haydn Society Moves The Society Ball Online for A Virtual Soirée

Digital Fundraiser Will Feature Exclusive Musical Performances Saturday, September 26, 2020 [Boston August 5, 2020] The Handel and Haydn Society will hold a special digital gala Saturday, September 26. The Society Ball was originally scheduled for May 2 but was postponed and then had to move online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The digital Society …

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Handel and Haydn Society Making Changes to Fall 2020 Concerts

Artistic Director Harry Christophers Extends Contract Through 2021-22 Season [Boston July 30, 2020] The Handel and Haydn Society today is announcing two actions as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. First, with the closure of Symphony Hall to live audiences through the end of November, the Handel and Haydn Society is making changes to the …

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Handel and Haydn Society Expands Digital Offerings

Summer of Beethoven,” Livestream Performances, Archival Recordings, Podcast, and Streaming Radio Stations now available online (Boston June 6, 2020] The Handel and Haydn Society has expanded its digital programming, providing hours of content free of charge to listeners. The new content includes a 9-week Summer of Beethoven festival, a podcast hosted by the orchestra’s principal …

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The Handel and Haydn Society’s “Bach Christmas” Moves to St. Cecilia Parish

December 17 + 20 [June 23, 2020] The Handel and Haydn Society has announced that its performances of “Bach Christmas” will now take place at St. Cecilia Parish in Boston’s Back Bay. Maestra Laurence Equilbey, conductor of Paris’s acclaimed Insula orchestra and Accentus choir, will make her H+H debut conducting the H+H Orchestra and Chorus …

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Handel and Haydn Society Received Catalyst Grant from League of American Orchestras

Money Will Be Used to Advance Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion [Boston, MA] The Handel and Haydn Society has been awarded an $18,760 grant from the League of American Orchestras to strengthen their understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and to help transform organizational culture. Given to just twenty-eight orchestras nationwide, the one-year grants comprise …

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Black Lives Matter

Dear Members of the H+H Community, The past week has seen yet another heart-wrenching reminder of the tragic truth about the continuing blight of racism in our country. The murder of George Floyd was the latest in a long, long trail of brutality against Black people and other people of color, going back to before …

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