H+H MassArt Partnership

The Handel and Haydn Society initiated a partnership with the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2012 in relation to performances of Bach St. Matthew Passion. Through this partnership, H+H and MassArt explore the impact of multidisciplinary learning; demonstrate the ways in which a performing arts organization can engage a cross-section of its community, including students, educators, concertgoers, and the global internet community; and test the public’s conceptions of the arts.

Each season, juniors in the Illustration Department of MassArt create works of original art in response to a masterwork being performed by H+H that year. H+H Historically Informed Performance Fellow Teresa Neff and an H+H musician work with students to understand the background and composition of the selected work. The students’ works of art are judged by a jury and twelve are selected for display at Symphony Hall during the concert.


Explore Past Projects

Handel Hercules

Handel Semele

Handel SAUL

Handel Creation


The Vocal Arts Program is part of the Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program.

The Handel and Haydn Society is grateful for generous support provided by New England Conservatory and Boston Latin School.

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