Trinity Church Boston


Free Admission, Open Seating

A celebratory afternoon of music and storytelling on the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
Presented in partnership with the Museum of African American History.

Handel and Haydn Society and the Museum of African American History partner to present the eighth annual Emancipation Proclamation Concert, a joyous celebration of liberty and freedom. Join H+H musicians, conductor Scott Allen Jarrett, and National Poetry Slam Champion Regie Gibson to commemorate Boston’s historic central role in the abolition movement, to celebrate the spirit of progress for human rights, and to recognize the role of music in creating alliance and belonging.

“We love partnering with the Museum of African American History and sharing the Emancipation Proclamation Concert program with Boston audiences,” said H+H President and CEO David Snead. “It’s the perfect way to welcome in a New Year and commit ourselves once again to working together toward liberty, freedom, and equality for all.”

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 at 1:00PM

Remarks by Marita Rivero, Executive Director, Museum of African American History
Speaker – Leon Wilson,
Chief Operating Officer, Museum of African American History
Readings from the Emancipation Proclamation by Regie Gibson

Scott Allen Jarrett, conductor

The performance will last one hour.

Enjoy some highlights from a prior Jubilee Day Concert.