H+H: Handel's Semele
May
7
3:00pm 3:00pm

H+H: Handel's Semele

“Harry Christophers is the Handelian of the moment.”
–The Observer

Its plot rife with sexual politics and satirical insights into lust, ambition, power, and marital infidelity, Handel’s bold opera was a bit too much for its day despite its richly sensuous score. Since Semele’s rediscovery in 1925, though, it has become a favorite of opera houses around the world; its first H+H performances since 1999 are a fitting finale to a memorable season-long musical journey.

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H+H: Handel's Semele
May
5
7:30pm 7:30pm

H+H: Handel's Semele

“Harry Christophers is the Handelian of the moment.”
–The Observer

Its plot rife with sexual politics and satirical insights into lust, ambition, power, and marital infidelity, Handel’s bold opera was a bit too much for its day despite its richly sensuous score. Since Semele’s rediscovery in 1925, though, it has become a favorite of opera houses around the world; its first H+H performances since 1999 are a fitting finale to a memorable season-long musical journey.

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H+H: Messiah
Nov
27
3:00pm 3:00pm

H+H: Messiah

“A confluence of superb conducting, splendid singing and orchestral distinction made it the finest performance of ‘Messiah’ in years…Both the standing ovations and shouts from the audience were the loudest I’ve heard in many years.”
–NewBostonPost

“There may be no conductor who has a better sense for ‘Messiah’ than Harry Christophers.”
–Boston Classical Review

Hallelujah! An annual tradition for more than 160 years, Boston’s favorite musical holiday celebration returns.

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H+H: Messiah
Nov
26
3:00pm 3:00pm

H+H: Messiah

“A confluence of superb conducting, splendid singing and orchestral distinction made it the finest performance of ‘Messiah’ in years…Both the standing ovations and shouts from the audience were the loudest I’ve heard in many years.”
–NewBostonPost

“There may be no conductor who has a better sense for ‘Messiah’ than Harry Christophers.”
–Boston Classical Review

Hallelujah! An annual tradition for more than 160 years, Boston’s favorite musical holiday celebration returns.

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H+H: Messiah
Nov
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

H+H: Messiah

“A confluence of superb conducting, splendid singing and orchestral distinction made it the finest performance of ‘Messiah’ in years…Both the standing ovations and shouts from the audience were the loudest I’ve heard in many years.”
–NewBostonPost

“There may be no conductor who has a better sense for ‘Messiah’ than Harry Christophers.”
–Boston Classical Review

Hallelujah! An annual tradition for more than 160 years, Boston’s favorite musical holiday celebration returns.

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H+H: Bach Magnificat
Sep
25
3:00pm 3:00pm

H+H: Bach Magnificat

“If those original audiences got to hear anything like the performance Harry Christophers led Friday at Symphony Hall, they were very lucky audiences indeed.”
–The Boston Globe


Joyous, sublime, endlessly inventive, and profoundly inspiring, Bach’s Magnificat ranks among the master achievements of our civilization. Set alongside these other jewels of Bach’s genius, there is no better way to experience Harry Christophers and H+H doing what they do best.

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H+H: Bach Magnificat
Sep
23
7:30pm 7:30pm

H+H: Bach Magnificat

“If those original audiences got to hear anything like the performance Harry Christophers led Friday at Symphony Hall, they were very lucky audiences indeed.”
–The Boston Globe


Joyous, sublime, endlessly inventive, and profoundly inspiring, Bach’s Magnificat ranks among the master achievements of our civilization. Set alongside these other jewels of Bach’s genius, there is no better way to experience Harry Christophers and H+H doing what they do best.

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H+H St John Passion
Mar
13
3:00pm 3:00pm

H+H St John Passion

No composer ever expressed such aching sorrow or ever captured the agony of the crucifixion as did Johann Sebastian Bach. With emotional intimacy and dramatic power, Bach’s St. John Passion is a musical monument that never fails to move the listener.

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H+H St John Passion
Mar
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

H+H St John Passion

No composer ever expressed such aching sorrow or ever captured the agony of the crucifixion as did Johann Sebastian Bach. With emotional intimacy and dramatic power, Bach’s St. John Passion is a musical monument that never fails to move the listener.

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Ensemble Origo Concert
Mar
6
3:00pm 3:00pm

Ensemble Origo Concert

Mykola Dyletsky (fl. 1675-ca. 1681) was a theorist and composer active in Kyiv, Vilnius, St. Petersburg, and Moscow; one source names him as "a well-known master at the tsar's court." His Grammatika musikiyskago peniya (‘A grammar of musical singing’) survives in several versions, one of which is in Ukrainian, and a fellow theorist claimed he was "a resident of Kyiv." His musical activities in the Polish-Lithuanian city of Vilnius took place at the intersection of Catholic, Uniate, and Orthodox insitutions there, and it is in this spirit that we perform his selections from his four-voice Liturgy alongside liturgical works and madrigals from the Polish court as well as German motets. Diletsky's music suggests — along with the scant documentary evidence — that he was immersed equally in Western and Eastern styles of worship and music. The concert will be preceded by a thirty-minute talk.

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Ensemble Origo Concert
Mar
5
8:00pm 8:00pm

Ensemble Origo Concert

Mykola Dyletsky (fl. 1675-ca. 1681) was a theorist and composer active in Kyiv, Vilnius, St. Petersburg, and Moscow; one source names him as "a well-known master at the tsar's court." His Grammatika musikiyskago peniya (‘A grammar of musical singing’) survives in several versions, one of which is in Ukrainian, and a fellow theorist claimed he was "a resident of Kyiv." His musical activities in the Polish-Lithuanian city of Vilnius took place at the intersection of Catholic, Uniate, and Orthodox insitutions there, and it is in this spirit that we perform his selections from his four-voice Liturgy alongside liturgical works and madrigals from the Polish court as well as German motets. Diletsky's music suggests — along with the scant documentary evidence — that he was immersed equally in Western and Eastern styles of worship and music. The concert will be preceded by a thirty-minute talk.

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Ensemble Origo Concert
Mar
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

Ensemble Origo Concert

Mykola Dyletsky (fl. 1675-ca. 1681) was a theorist and composer active in Kyiv, Vilnius, St. Petersburg, and Moscow; one source names him as "a well-known master at the tsar's court." His Grammatika musikiyskago peniya (‘A grammar of musical singing’) survives in several versions, one of which is in Ukrainian, and a fellow theorist claimed he was "a resident of Kyiv." His musical activities in the Polish-Lithuanian city of Vilnius took place at the intersection of Catholic, Uniate, and Orthodox insitutions there, and it is in this spirit that we perform his selections from his four-voice Liturgy alongside liturgical works and madrigals from the Polish court as well as German motets. Diletsky's music suggests — along with the scant documentary evidence — that he was immersed equally in Western and Eastern styles of worship and music. The concert will be preceded by a thirty-minute talk.

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H+H @ The Library of Congress
Feb
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

H+H @ The Library of Congress

The Handel and Haydn Society goes to Washington for a special appearance in commemoration of the Bicentennial. This intimate concert showcases H+H’s versatility and commitment to furthering the choral-instrumental repertory with Gabriela Lena Frank’s new work, My Angel, his name is freedom, a co-commission with the Library of Congress that received its premiere with Harry Christophers and H+H at Symphony Hall in June 2015.

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Andover Choral Society Magnificat!
Jan
31
3:00pm 3:00pm

Andover Choral Society Magnificat!

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Bach composed his Magnificat, one of the moved beloved of all choral works, during his first year in Leipzig, Germany. Written for his first major feast service in Leipzig, Bach lavished on this work all the brilliance and inspiration he had to offer. Complementing this festive masterpiece are two works by composers whom Bach admired: Antonio Vivaldi and Jan Dismas Zelenka. Vivaldi’s Magnificat, is a lesser-known gem from the Venetian master. Bach’s contemporary, Jan Dismas Zelenka, spent his career working for the Catholic court church in Dresden, Germany, and Andover Choral Society is delighted to perform one of Zelenka’s many excellent Vesper psalm settings, Psalm 109 (110) Dixit Dominus, ZWV 68. Festivity will fill the air for this glorious trio of works.

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H+H Bach Christmas
Dec
20
3:00pm 3:00pm

H+H Bach Christmas

“The chorus’s sumptuous tone and right-on tuning was a delight to the ear,” declared Boston Classical Review of the 2014 Bach Christmas program. This year, Laurence Cummings and the H+H Chorus celebrate the season with a trio of Bach holiday cantatas, including the beloved Sleepers Awake.

 

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H+H Bach Christmas
Dec
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

H+H Bach Christmas

“The chorus’s sumptuous tone and right-on tuning was a delight to the ear,” declared Boston Classical Review of the 2014 Bach Christmas program. This year, Laurence Cummings and the H+H Chorus celebrate the season with a trio of Bach holiday cantatas, including the beloved Sleepers Awake.

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H+H Messiah
Nov
29
3:00pm 3:00pm

H+H Messiah

A tradition for 162 years—make it yours! H+H’s 2014 Messiah was “triumphant,” raved The Hub Review. “One of the finest Messiahs to be heard in Boston in many a year. … Christophers has brought the H+H Chorus to a sublime peak. None can boast the interpretative subtlety and expressive precision that is now the standard at H+H.”

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H+H Messiah
Nov
28
3:00pm 3:00pm

H+H Messiah

A tradition for 162 years—make it yours! H+H’s 2014 Messiah was “triumphant,” raved The Hub Review. “One of the finest Messiahs to be heard in Boston in many a year. … Christophers has brought the H+H Chorus to a sublime peak. None can boast the interpretative subtlety and expressive precision that is now the standard at H+H.”

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H+H Messiah
Nov
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

H+H Messiah

A tradition for 162 years—make it yours! H+H’s 2014 Messiah was “triumphant,” raved The Hub Review. “One of the finest Messiahs to be heard in Boston in many a year. … Christophers has brought the H+H Chorus to a sublime peak. None can boast the interpretative subtlety and expressive precision that is now the standard at H+H.”

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H+H Mozart Requiem
Oct
4
3:00pm 3:00pm

H+H Mozart Requiem

Mozart was a genius who developed swiftly and vanished all too soon. His Requiem is a profoundly affecting concert experience. Harry Christophers ushers in the 201st season with Mozart’s final testament, in a concert also featuring one of Haydn’s great, final London symphonies.

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H+H Mozart Requiem
Oct
2
7:30pm 7:30pm

H+H Mozart Requiem

Mozart was a genius who developed swiftly and vanished all too soon. His Requiem is a profoundly affecting concert experience. Harry Christophers ushers in the 201st season with Mozart’s final testament, in a concert also featuring one of Haydn’s great, final London symphonies.

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