All Concerts Will Stream Free Of Charge
[Boston, MA – October 16, 2020] The Handel and Haydn Society today announced major changes for the 2020-21 Season. Following the closure of Symphony Hall, and the ongoing health directives from the Governor’s and Mayor’s offices, H+H is moving the rest of its season online. Each concert will be available free, with a suggested donation of $10, through the
Handel and Haydn Society website at handelandhaydn.org/streaming-concerts/. Concerts will stream for registered listeners on Tuesdays at 3:00 PM ET. H+H season subscribers and donors over $100 will receive additional content and early access to all performances two days before the General Public.
“As we move the entire season online, we continue to look for new and creative ways to bring our audiences unique and captivating performances with the same level of skill and passion that they have come to expect from H+H,” said Handel and Haydn Society President and CEO David Snead. “We look forward to resuming live, in-person performances as soon as it is
permissible to do so.”
The revamped schedule includes:
November 8, 2020 at 3:00 PM – Every Voice – H+H’s beloved community concert celebrates the many voices of the Boston community. Led by Reginald Mobley, countertenor and programming consultant, this year, Every Voice will be dedicated to music by female composers, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
November 24, 2020 at 3:00 PM – Glories of the Baroque – (originally scheduled for October 27), featuring the renowned H+H string section led by concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky
December 22, 2020 at 3:00 PM – Baroque Christmas – Ian Watson is preparing a delightful program of music for the holiday season.
In addition, The Magic of Handel, originally announced for Nov 24, and the 167th consecutive holiday performance of Handel’s “Messiah” will also be rescheduled. New dates for these performances and the rest of the Spring 2021 season will be announced soon. H+H performances of The Magic of Bach and The Magic of Vivaldi are streaming right now at
https://handelandhaydn.org/streaming-concerts/. All future concerts will be available to general audiences and stream on Tuesdays at 3:00 PM ET and remain available to view for one month.
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.