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Chorus to join with over 40 choirs throughout nine states in celebration of Lord & Taylor holiday window unveiling Monday, November 15 at 5.30pm
November 10, 2010 (Boston, Mass.) - The Handel and Haydn Society Youth Chorus conducted by Heather Tryon will sing a program of yuletide favorites at Lord & Taylor, Prudential Center, 760 Boylston Street, Boston on Monday, November 15, at 5:30pm, celebrating the eagerly anticipated annual holiday season and unveiling of the holiday windows at Lord & Taylor’s flagship store in New York City.
This performance will mark the first Youth Chorus concert as part of the Handel and Haydn Society’s 25th anniversary celebration of the Karen S. and George D. Levy Educational Outreach Program.
The Handel and Haydn Youth Chorus will be joining the Young People’s Chorus of New York City™ and almost 2,000 choristers at most of Lord & Taylor’s 46 locations in nine states to musically usher in the beginning of the holiday season. The Young People’s Chorus of New York City™ extended the invitation to all of the choruses in the spirit of the season to show how the power of song can bring people of all kinds together through music.
The performance will be taped so that afterwards, every one of the Lord & Taylor performances in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Michigan, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, and Illinois will be available for viewing at www.lordandtaylor.com/sharewindows
Immediately after the unveiling, a recording of “Share the Joy,” a new holiday song written just for this occasion by YPC Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez and Composer Jim Papoulis, featuring the voices of all participating choruses, will be available at Lord & Taylor, on iTunes, and on CDBaby.com
Handel and Haydn Society Youth Chorus
Will usher in the holiday season by joining the Young People’s Chorus of New York City™ and more than 40 other choruses at most Lord & Taylor locations in nine states by singing programs of yuletide favorites to celebrate the unveiling of Lord & Taylor’s windows
Monday, November 15 at 5:30 PM
Lord & Taylor, Prudential Center, 760 Boylston Street, Boston
To cover this event or for a copy of a video of participating choirs singing the new holiday song, “Share the Joy,” contact Michele Campbell, Sr. Marketing Communications Manager, Handel and Haydn Society, 617 262 1815 or email@example.com or Colleen Harkins, General Manager, Lord & Taylor, 617 262 6000.
ABOUT HANDEL AND HAYDN SOCIETY
The Handel and Haydn Society is a professional chorus and period instrument orchestra that is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of Historically Informed Performance, a revelatory style that uses the instruments and techniques of the time in which the music was composed. Founded in Boston in 1815, the Society is the oldest continuously performing arts organization in the United States and has a longstanding commitment to excellence and innovation: it gave the American premieres of Handel’s Messiah (1818), Haydn’s The Creation (1819), Verdi’s Requiem (1878) and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (1879). The Society today, under the leadership of Artistic Director Harry Christophers, is committed to its mission “to perform Baroque and Classical music at the highest levels of artistic excellence and to share that music with as large and diverse an audience as possible.” The Society is widely known through its local subscription concerts, tours, concert broadcasts on National Public Radio, and recordings. The Society’s Lamentations and Praises won a 2002 Grammy Award, and its two most recent CDs, All is Bright and PEACE, appeared simultaneously in the top ten on Billboard Magazine’s classical music chart. The 2010-2011 Season marks the 25th Anniversary of Handel and Haydn’s educational programming. The award-winning Karen S. & George D. Levy Educational Outreach Program fosters the knowledge and performance of classical music among young people including in underserved schools and communities. Annually, the program brings music education and vocal training to more than 10,000 students in the Greater Boston area.
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