Handel & Haydn Society to present Handel’s Messiah

By Francisco Salazar

The Handel and Haydn Society is set to perform Händel’s Messiah for the holiday season.

The concert is a hallmark of the H+H season that dates to its first concert in 1815 which featured the famed “Hallelujah” chorus. This year’s performance will be special as Harry Christophers returns to Symphony Hall for his 13th and final season as Artistic Director of H+H.

Speaking about the Messiah, Handel and Haydn Society President and CEO David Snead said, “There is something special that happens in Symphony Hall when Harry Christophers conducts for H+H’s Messiah. He has truly mastered this music and the chorus and orchestra shine under his direction. It will be an emotional performance as Harry pours all of his knowledge and energy into this masterpiece for us one last time, and we are very excited for our audiences to experience it.”

The performance will feature soprano Carolyn Sampson, countertenor Reginald Mobley,  tenor James Way, and baritone Roderick Williams.

The concert will be performed on Nov. 26, 27, and 28, 2021 at Symphony Hall in Boston.