CORO Recording Label to Celebrate Harry Christophers with New Releases

By Francisco Salazar

In honor of Harry Christophers’s career as Artistic Director of the Handel and Haydn Society, the CORO record label is releasing a digital collection of some of H+H’s greatest recordings with the celebrated conductor.

Christophers was appointed Artistic Director at H+H in 2009 and held the position for 13 years. He stepped down as Artistic Director following the 2021-22 season and has since been named H+H’s Conductor Laureate.

The new recordings includes Haydn’s Six Paris Symphonies as well as Haydn’s “The Creation,” which is being released in Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos. The recording is the closest thing to a live performance.

In a statement David Snead, President and CEO of the Handel and Haydn Society said, “Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos is a profound way to experience H+H’s mastery of The Creation,” “Just close your eyes and you will be enveloped in the sound as the winds and strings of Haydn’s orchestral masterpiece fill every corner of your room, transporting you back to Vienna at the turn of the 19th century when Haydn premiered the work.”

The recordings will be released on Oct. 7.