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H&H In The News
"An absolute jewel of a performance that should triumph on the recorded version of this altogether fine afternoon concert at Symphony."
"The most deeply satisfying musical performance of the evening came from the orchestra in this ravishing interpretation; to crown the season, the H&H orchestra here sounded as good as, or better than, they ever have."
The Hub Review, 5/9/2012
"The rhythmic movements of Christophers’ hands reveal a practiced grace—a grace born not of repetitive motion, but of music itself channeled through knowing hands."
Fenway News, 5/2/2012
"Under Maestro Christophers’s direction, it sparkled with bright orchestral and choral colors."
Berkshire Fine Arts, 5/1/2012
"The performance was dramatic and well shaped."
The Boston Globe, 4/30/2012
"As Friday’s performance amply demonstrated, this is the kind of music that gave the word “awesome” its original meaning."
Boston Classical Review, 4/28/2012
"Music is all about freedom of expression and it’s my job as a conductor to mould that expression."
Boston Classical Review, 4/25/2012
"This Passion was enough to make a Bach fan's cup runneth over."
The Hub Review, 4/7/2012
"This was a truly marvelous concert, one of the finest this reviewer has attended in thirty years of living in Boston."
"This performance was easily one of [Harry Christophers'] finest hours in Boston."
The Boston Globe, 3/31/2012
"Christophers…wove the simple chorale settings into the musical fabric by letting them feed off the energy of the narrative, thoughtful at one point, impassioned at another, and sometimes shifting from one mood to another within a single verse."
Boston Classical Review, 3/31/2012
"Three hours of thrilling music drew on the combined forces of vocal soloists, double orchestra, double choir and two organs to narrate the Passion of Christ."
The Boston Musical Intelligencer, 3/31/2012
The Handel and Haydn Society and Boston Modern Orchestra Project explore the story of the Passion through both the greatest of composers and the music of our time.
Handel and Haydn Society Artist Director Harry Christophers talks with host Brian McCreath about Part Two of Bach's St. Matthew Passion.
The Bach Hour, WGBH, 3/29/2012
Handel and Haydn Society Artist Director Harry Christophers talks with host Brian McCreath about Part One of Bach's St. Matthew Passion.
The Bach Hour, WGBH, 3/29/2012
“Handel's ‘Sweet Bird’ [was] deliciously executed by soprano Amanda Forsythe, with Christopher Krueger matching her trill for trill on a mellow-toned yet surprisingly powerful wooden flute.”
Boston Classical Review, 3/12/2012
Jared Bowen profiles the Handel and Haydn Society’s Collaborative Youth Concerts program that takes high school students from the choir hall to Symphony Hall.
“[Zeitouni's style was] generally hearty and muscular, with expressive phrasing and a taut musical line...”
The Hub Review, 2/26/2012
“It was the best live performance of this symphony I’ve heard.”
The Boston Globe, 2/18/2012
"Gorgeously rendered, utterly transparent and always exquisitely detailed."
The Hub Review, 1/27/2012