Founded in 1815, the Handel and Haydn Society has a long history of excellence and innovation. It honors this legacy through the Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program. Established in 1985, the program provides engaging, accessible, and broadly inclusive music education to thousands of children each year.
H+H Youth Choruses
The Handel and Haydn Society Youth Choruses provide vocal training and exciting choral performance opportunities for talented singers in grades 2-12 or taking a gap year, who may advance through seven ensembles based on age and experience. All singers participate in musicianship classes that focus on the development of sight-singing, aural skills, and music literacy. Rehearsals and classes take place in Brookline on Saturdays throughout the school year. H+H Youth Choruses regularly perform with the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra and Chorus at Symphony Hall and other prestigious venues. H+H Youth Choruses are a component of the Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program. The Handel and Haydn Society is grateful for the generous support provided by New England Conservatory and Boston Latin School.About Faculty Awards
H+H’s commitment to music education goes as far back as Lowell Mason (1792–1872), a 19th-century pioneer in the field and former H+H president. Mason’s legacy continues today with the Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program, which provides music education to thousands of students annually, through the H+H Youth Choruses (encompassing seven choruses), Collaborative Youth Concerts, and partnerships with Boston elementary schools. In addition, H+H provides professional training and masterclasses to students enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New England Conservatory, and other area colleges.Learn More
The Handel and Haydn Society has initiated partnerships with local colleges and universities to enhance students’ learning experiences and connections between creative disciplines. H+H has longstanding partnerships with MIT and MassArt.Learn More