Handel and Haydn Society to Present Händel’s ‘Messiah’

By Francisco Salazar

The Handel and Haydn Society is set to celebrate the holiday season with performances of Händel’s “Messiah” at Symphony Hall.

The performances are set to take place on Nov. 24, 25, and 26 with newly appointed Artistic Director Jonathan Cohen leading the H+H Orchestra and Chorus.

The performances will mark Cohen’s first time conducting “Messiah” with H+H and he noted, “Händel’s ‘Messiah’ has become the most well known baroque choral piece all over the world. His ingenious writing for chorus and orchestra in movements such as Hallelujah! as well as beloved arias for solo singers enchants audiences year after year with their uplifting and energizing style. I’m excited to perform this piece with H+H who have over two centuries of tradition and experience with this marvelous work.”

The performances will mark the 170th consecutive year the organization performs the work and will feature soloists Joélle Harvey, John Holiday, Stuart Jackson, and José Coca Loza.