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Handel and Haydn Society Announces 2019 Vocal Arts Program Scholarship Recipients

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Vocal Arts Program to Become the Handel and Haydn Society Youth Choruses  [Boston, MA – June 10, 2019] Recognizing a high degree of achievement in and a commitment to vocal arts, the Handel and Haydn Society today announced the recipients of the 2019 Vocal Arts Program Awards. Presented annually by the H+H Education Committee, six musicians who are members or alumni of the Vocal Arts Program were awarded scholarships between $500 and $3,000. “Each of these students has shown an immense dedication to their craft, spending years developing their talent in the Vocal Arts Program,” said David Snead, President and…

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Handel and Haydn Society to Honor David Gergen at The Society Ball Gala on Saturday May 4, 2019

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Event Benefits the Handel and Haydn Society and its Education Programs [Boston, MA – March 27, 2019] The Handel and Haydn Society will honor David Gergen, Founding Director, Center for Public Leadership and Professor of Public Service, the Harvard Kennedy School; and Senior Political Analyst at CNN, for his significant contributions to the organization, at the 2019 Society Ball Gala. The festive evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, and auction will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston. The gala will feature musical performances by members of the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra and…

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Handel and Haydn Society to Close 2018-19 Season with Performance of Mozart’s Requiem

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May 3 + 5, 2019 at Symphony Hall Press performance is Friday, May 3 at 7:30pm [Boston, MA – March 21, 2019] The Handel and Haydn Society will close its 2018-19 Season with two performances of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem, widely acknowledged as one of the most powerful and moving masterpieces ever composed. The performances will take place Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Symphony Hall in Boston. Left unfinished at the time of his death, the Requiem was Mozart’s final composition. This revered and powerful work captures the dramatic…

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Handel and Haydn Society Presents Nigra Sum Sed Formosa: I am Black But Beautiful

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[Boston, MA – March 18, 2019] On Saturday, April 27, 2019, the Handel and Haydn Society will celebrate the breadth and depth of black artistry with powerful music from black composers across three centuries in Nigra Sum Sed Formosa: I Am Black But Beautiful. A collaboration between Castle of our Skins and the Handel and Haydn Society, the performance will take place at 3:00 p.m. at the Roxbury Community College Media Arts Center. Directed by Reginald L. Mobley, Ashleigh Gordon, and Dr. Jennifer Kane, the performance will feature musicians from the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra and Chorus, musicians from…

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Handel and Haydn Society Chorus to Make New York Philharmonic Debut in December 2019

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Handel and Haydn Society Chorus to Make New York Philharmonic Debut in December 2019; Music Director Harry Christophers Will Step Down Following 2020-21 In December 2019, the Boston-based Handel and Haydn Society Chorus, celebrated for its internationally-renowned ensemble of singers, will make its New York Philharmonic debut and first Lincoln Center appearance in more than two decades as the featured voices of Handel’s immortal Messiah, led by acclaimed English conductor Harry Bicket and featuring four of the world’s most highly regarded rising soloists. Under artistic director Harry Christophers, the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus has been praised extensively for its “dynamics,…

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Handel and Haydn Society to Perform Purcell Dido and Aeneas

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[Boston, MA – February 13, 2019] The Handel and Haydn Society, led by artistic director Harry Christophers, will bring one of the most beautiful and deeply moving masterpieces of the Baroque period to life with a performance of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at NEC’s Jordan Hall in Boston. One of the earliest known English operas and Purcell’s only true opera, Dido and Aeneas recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas and her despair when he abandons her….

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Handel and Haydn Society to Perform Beethoven Symphony No. 5

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[Boston, MA – January 29, 2019] Taking one of music’s most famous masterpieces and making it come alive with all the freshness, vigor, and vitality it had when it first premiered, the Handel and Haydn Society will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Symphony Hall Boston. Guest conductor Matthew Halls, known for his dynamic and intelligent work with major symphony orchestras and opera companies, will lead the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra in a probing and vibrant interpretation of one of the best-known compositions…

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Handel and Haydn Society to Perform Glories of the Italian Baroque

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[Boston, MA – January 15, 2019] The Handel and Haydn Society will bring Italian Baroque music to life with a passionate and masterful performance on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston. Directed by Handel and Haydn Society Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky, the performance will feature five H+H premieres, including Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in D Minor, RV 242, Per Pisendel and Concerto for Violin, Op. 8, No. 5, La tempesta di mare; Muffat’s Concerto Grosso No. 12 in G Major, Propitia Sydera; Telemann’s Concerto…

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