LIFT YOUR SPIRITS, FEED YOUR SOUL!
Samuel Carabetta, Artistic Director
HANDEL + HAYDN SOCIETY
Harry Christophers, Artistic Director
With Margot Rood, Soprano
The Handel and Haydn Society is internationally acclaimed for its performances of Baroque and Classical music. Based in Boston, H+H’s orchestra and Chorus delight more than 50,000 listeners each year with a nine concert subscription series at Symphony Hall and other leading venues, in addition to a robust program of intimate events in museums, schools, and community centers. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Harry Christophers, the ensemble embraces historically informed performance, bringing classical music to life with the same immediacy it had the day it was written. Through the Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program, H+H also provides engaging, accessible, and broadly inclusive music education to over 11,500 children each year through in-school music instruction and the Vocal Arts Program that includes six youth choruses. Founded in Boston in 1815, H+H is among the oldest continuously performing classical music ensembles in the United States, and is unique for its longevity, capacity for reinvention, and distinguished history of premieres
“A phenomenal performance…the music crackled with delight.” – The Boston Globe
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NEW YORK POLYPHONY
SING THEE NOWELL!
New York Polyphony is regarded as one of the finest vocal chamber ensembles in the world. Praised for a “rich,natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts” (National Public Radio), the four men apply a distinctly modern touch to repertoire that ranges from austere medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary compositions. Their dedication to innovative programming, as well as a focus on rare and rediscovered works, has not only earned New York Polyphony two GRAMMY nominations and wide acclaim, but also helped to move early music into the classical mainstream.
Sing thee Nowell offers an intimate meditation on the Christmas season. This program delivers a spellbinding experience spanning nine centuries of music, featuring New York Polyphony’s signature fusion of historically informed performance of traditional works with new compositions.
“…four male singers of superb musicianship and vocal allure.” – The New Yorker
The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the group performs repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements; versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression is central to the ensemble’s performance ethos. Join us for their return performance!
“The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’ with meticulous timing and tuning.” – Gramophone
SKYLARK Vocal Ensemble
PRE-CONCERT LECTURE AT 3 PM
Skylark is a premier vocal ensemble of leading American vocal soloists, chamber musicians, and music educators.Their dramatic performances have been described as “gripping” (The Times of London) and “awe-inspiring” (Boston Music Intelligencer). With “some of Boston’s best singers” (Boston Globe), the voices of Skylark “can sway you softly into calm and then all but throw you across the room with sheer harmonic force” (Thought Catalog).
Skylark’s program entitled Masterpiece, will offer musical reflections of the visual arts from the ancient to the modern. Over the centuries art has inspired music, and music has inspired art.