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H&H In The News
"As always the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra’s precision dynamics and crisp, transparent sound were...on display."
The Boston Musical Intelligencer, 1/21/2012
“Christophers made sure that even the most humbug spirit was struck by the beauty of that marvelous oratorio [Messiah]. H&H is in remarkably good hands headed toward its 200th anniversary in 2015.”
The Patriot Ledger, 12/29/2011
“Fox takes us on a whirlwind sleigh ride that even Santa might envy, with musical stops in Mexico, Bolivia, Russia, and the United States. It’s a stunning tribute not just to Bach but to his influence and that of the Baroque style.”
The Boston Globe, 12/19/2011
"Wonderful performances by first rate musicians, across the board."
For some, Bach is the composer for the Christmas season, evocative of candlelight and snow-laden church steeples of old.
90.9 WBUR, 12/12/2011
Brian McCreath investigates the Messiah phenomenon with Thomas Forrest Kelly of Harvard University, Handel and Haydn Society Artistic Director Harry Christophers, and Masterworks Chorale Music Director Steven Karidoyanes.
“Artistic director Harry Christophers once more worked a kind of miracle.”
The Hub Review, 12/7/2011
“Precise and jubilant, nowhere is their energy more electric, more enthralling than in the grand culminating Hallelujah chorus that ends part two.”
Fenway News, 12/4/2011
“The night belonged to Christophers and his fabulous chorus.”
The Boston Globe, 12/3/2011
“Handel and Haydn’s choir also showed itself in fine form on Friday evening, particularly in illustrating Handel’s intricate counterpoint with bold, delineated entrances.”
The Boston Musical Intelligencer, 12/3/2011
“The orchestra delivered a crisp, nuanced sound under the unfaltering baton of Christophers.”
Boston Classical Review, 12/3/2011
“Artistic Director Harry Christophers returns to Symphony Hall again this season to lead the Handel and Haydn Society’s Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus in Handel’s Messiah in the 158th continuous year of performance since the Society began programming the work back in 1854.”
Just Luxe, 11/25/2011
“What makes the period music movement so exciting is that it's in such ferment that there are dozens of different musical voices and visions jostling for space within it.”
The Hub Review, 11/5/2011
"Aisslinn Nosky is a classical musician with a distinctly modern vibe."
One of my favorite parts of seeing live classical music is to watch this interaction between performers—as well as seeing heads nodding or knees bending to the movement of the music.
Portland Ovations Blog, 11/2/2011
“This new recording is punchy and dramatic, never cloying or ponderous.”
Classic FM, 11/1/2011
Handel and Haydn Society Presents A Bach Christmas, conducted by Steven Fox, with the December 18th performance to be broadcast live by Classical New England.
“The orchestral ensemble and singing duo fully embraced the levels of profundity, tragedy and mystery within the music which transported the audience to a very different world than that of the 21st century.”
“Christophers' dramatically charged approach to the score is compelling.”
Audiophile Audition, 10/29/2011
"Alessandrini led the orchestra with energy and intensity."
The Boston Globe, 10/29/2011