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 monitor the evolving situation surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The performances of Vivaldi: The Four Seasons on May 1 + 3, 2020 at Symphony Hall remain unaffected at this time. The Handel and Haydn Society will provide updates on its website and social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Also, effective immediately, all H+H Youth Choruses programming is suspended until further notice.

Handel and Haydn’s 2019–20 Remaining Season Performances include:

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons May 1 + 3, 2020 Symphony Hall

Handel and Haydn’s 2020–21 Season Performances include:

Brahms A German Requiem September 25 + 27, 2020 Symphony Hall
Bach + Vivaldi Gloria October 23 + 25, 2020 Symphony Hall
Handel Messiah November 27 + 28 + 29, 2020 Symphony Hall
Bach Christmas December 17 + 20, 2020 Jordan Hall
Haydn + Mozart January 22 + 24, 2021 Symphony Hall
Mozart Great Mass February 5 + 7, 2021 Jordan Hall
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 March 5 + 7, 2021 Symphony Hall
Handel Israel in Egypt March 19 + 21, 2021 Jordan Hall & Sanders Theatre
Haydn The Creation April 30 + May 2, 2021 Symphony Hall

About the Handel and Haydn Society

Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society is dedicated to performing Baroque and Classical music with a freshness, a vitality, and a creativity that inspires all ages. H+H has been captivating audiences for 205 consecutive seasons (the most of any performing arts organization in the United States). Today, H+H’s Orchestra and Chorus delight more than 50,000 listeners annually with a nine-week subscription series at Boston Symphony Hall and other leading venues. Through the Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program, H+H supports seven youth choirs of singers in grades 2-12 and provides thousands of

complimentary tickets to students and communities throughout Boston, ensuring the joy of music is accessible to all. H+H’s numerous free community concerts include an annual commemoration of the original 1863 Emancipation Proclamation concert on December 31. The artistic director of the Handel and Haydn Society is Harry Christophers. Under Christophers’s leadership, H+H has released 12 CDs on the Coro label and has toured nationally and internationally. In all these ways, H+H fulfills its mission to inspire the intellect, touch the heart, elevate the soul, and connect us with our shared humanity through transformative experiences with Baroque and Classical music.