[Boston January 19, 2021] The Handel and Haydn Society has named Dr. Anthony Trecek-King as a new Resident Conductor of the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus. He has decades of experience as a conductor and educator. Dr. Trecek-King will share chorus responsibilities for the oldest performing arts organization in America with Scott Allen Jarrett. Drs. Trecek-King and Jarrett will assist Artistic Director Harry Christophers in building the H+H Chorus through recruitment, auditions, preparation, and concerts.
Dr. Trecek-King has cultivated an international reputation as a conductor, scholar, and media personality. He is passionate about cultivating artistically excellent ensembles that explore socially relevant issues through emotionally immersive programs, challenging both artists and audiences to feel and think. Dr. Trecek-King has also recently been appointed Associate Professor of Choral Music and Director of Choral Activities at The Hartt School, University of Hartford. From 2007-2020, Dr. Trecek-King served as Artistic Director of the Boston Children’s Chorus.
“Anthony brings us a powerful combination of deep expertise and passion for his choral conducting work. We are honored to have him share his decades of experience with H+H,” said David Snead, president and CEO of the Handel and Haydn Society. “Anthony will help bring new voices to H+H and ensure that the Chorus continues to achieve world class performances for years to come.”
In addition to Dr. Trecek-King’s conducting work, he has hosted the choral music radio program “Together in Song” which aired on CRB classical New England and WQXR radio in New York City, and he has presented two talks and performances (2012 and 2014) for TEDx Boston. He is best known as host and coach for the Emmy-nominated GBH television series “Sing That Thing,” which can be watched online.
The Handel and Haydn Society’s 2020–21 Season Performances include:
The Magic of Handel – January 26, 2021, Streaming online
Glories of the Baroque: Vivaldi – February 16, 2021, Streaming online
Mozart, CPE Bach and Friends – March 2, 2021, Streaming online
The Magic of Telemann – March 16, 2021, Streaming online
Jonathan Woody World Premiere – April 20, 2021, Streaming online
Haydn + Saint-Georges – May 25, 2021, Streaming online
A broad offering of H+H digital content can be found on the Watch + Listen page of its website.
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 206 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 13 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.