Dec 31, 2022


Join us for our annual commemoration of the original 1863 Grand Jubilee concert in Boston, where members of H+H performed in celebration of Lincoln’s enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation.

The Handel and Haydn Society and the Museum of African American History partner to present the tenth annual Emancipation Proclamation Concert, a joyous celebration of liberty and freedom. Join H+H musicians, National Poetry Slam Champion Regie Gibson, and conductor Anthony Trecek-King 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.


Trinity Church Boston


Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 1:00PM


Spiritual, arr. Trecek-King: In This Lan’
J.S. Bach: Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, BWV 2
Spiritual, arr. Trecek-King: I want to go home
Handel: Chandos Anthem No. 2, “In the Lord put I my trust,” HWV 247
Garrett: My Heart Be Brave
A.G. Duncan: My Country, ‘Tis of Thee
Spiritual, arr. Burleigh: Deep River
Mendelssohn: “Nun danket alle Gott” from Lobgesang, Op. 52
Gibbs: Wade in the Water

Performed by

Anthony Trecek-King, conductor
Regie Gibson, spoken word artist
Isis Whitney-Payne, reader (H+H Youth Choruses singer)
Members of the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus


Charmane Higgins, Executive Director, Trinity Boston Connects
Sylvia Stevens-Edouard, Chair, Museum of African American History
Rev. Morgan Allen, Rector, Trinity Church

Concert Length

The concert runs for 1 hour, without intermission.