Handel and Haydn Society

  • Type of music played: Baroque, Early Classical
  • Type of Ensemble: Choral/vocal ensemble, Orchestral, Chamber ensemble
  • Number of players in group: 16+
  • Fee range of programs: $15,000 or more
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Under the direction of Artistic Director Harry Christophers, the Handel and Haydn Society is a professional chorus and period instrument orchestra that is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of Historically Informed Performance, a revelatory style that uses the instruments and techniques of the time in which the music was composed. Handel and Haydn is widely known through its local subscription concerts, tours, concert broadcasts on National Public Radio, and recordings. The Society’s "Lamentations and Praises" won a 2002 Grammy Award, and its two most recent CDs, "All is Bright" and "PEACE," appeared simultaneously in the top ten on Billboard Magazine’s classical music chart. Since 1985, the Society’s award-winning Karen S. & George D. Levy Educational Outreach Program has fostered the knowledge and performance of classical music among young people including in underserved schools and communities.
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Marie-Hélène Bernard
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Handel and Haydn Society
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300 Massachusetts Avenue
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United States
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Educational/Outreach add-ons available: 
Handel and Haydn Society's Karen S. & George D. Levy Educational Outreach Program's Vocal Quartet - a quartet drawn from the Society's acclaimed chorus which makes visits to more than 70 schools each year to perform original presentations developed to teach music history in an entertaining, age-appropriate way.
Titles of touring programs for 2012-13: 
Handel's "Messiah" with Harry Christophers; Mozart's Final Years; The Best of Handel and Haydn; Byrd & Bach.
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04 Symphony No. 44 in E Minor IV. Finale.mp3
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03 Hallelujah chorus.mp3
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