Press Releases

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Handel and Haydn Society Pledges to Pay Its Musicians for Canceled Concerts

Musicians Will Receive 100% of Salary [Boston; April 7, 2020] The Handel and Haydn Society announced it will be paying the salaries of its orchestra and chorus musicians for the canceled concerts in the 2019-20 season. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, H+H canceled performances of Bach St. Matthew Passion that were to take place on …

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Handel and Haydn Society Names Reginald Mobley First-Ever Programming Consultant

New Role Designed to Diversify Programming, Reach New Audiences [Boston, MA March 31, 2020] Looking to expand its repertoire to include more composers of color and to reach a broader audience across Greater Boston, the Handel and Haydn Society has named its first-ever programming consultant. Reginald Mobley, director of H+H’s “Every Voice” program and a …

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The Society Ball Postponed

In light of current developments, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Society Ball gala, scheduled for May 2. We are complying with federal, state, and city guidance on limiting large-scale events in order to keep our community safe. The annual Society Ball brings our artists together with loyal supporters to raise …

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H+H Cancels Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Dear Friends and Supporters of H+H, It is with great regret that I’m writing to tell you that we are canceling Handel and Haydn Society’s May 1 + 3 performances of Vivaldi The Four Seasons in accordance with CDC guidelines to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. We will reschedule this performance for a future season. …

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Handel and Haydn Society Cancels Performances of Bach St. Matthew Passion

[Boston, March 13, 2020] Following guidelines from Governor Baker banning events larger than 250 people, The Handel and Haydn Society has canceled both performances of Bach St. Matthew Passion originally set to take place April 3 and 5 at Symphony Hall. The performances will not be rescheduled. The Handel and Haydn Society will continue to …

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H+H Cancels Bach St. Matthew Passion, April 3 + 5

Dear Friends and Supporters of H+H, It is with great regret that I’m writing to tell you that we are canceling Handel and Haydn Society’s April 3 + 5 performances of Bach St. Matthew Passion. During these challenging days as we all face the pandemic of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we believe it’s part of our commitment …

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A Message from H+H about COVID-19

The Handel and Haydn Society has been monitoring the evolving response and guidance from Federal, state, and municipal officials regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Given the March 10 declaration of a state of emergency in Massachusetts, we want to update you on H+H’s current performance plans. As of today, there are no prohibitions on public gatherings, and …

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Handel and Haydn Society Announces 2020-21 Season

Artistic Director Harry Christophers Will Celebrate Final Season With a Powerful Line-up of Favorites, Major Choral Works Boston, MA February 24, 2020- The Handel and Haydn Society will celebrate Artistic Director Harry Christophers’s 12th and final season with nine major subscription concerts at Symphony Hall and the New England’s Conservatory’s Jordan Hall and select other …

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