Tuesday, September 30, 2008

They're just wild about Harry

Last week brought news that our own Handel and Haydn Society had announced its next Artistic Director - Harry Christophers (above), a frequent guest conductor of major symphonies around the world and founder of "The Sixteen," a leading British chorus and period instrument orchestra. At last season's performance of Messiah, I noted the following:

". . . somehow British conductor Harry Christophers worked a thrilling alchemy with the H&H singers. I may have never heard a chorus find such a precise match between eloquence and passion - somehow the line between word and song simply melted away under Christophers's direction . . . the Christophers version was something special."

So you can imagine I'm happy. But judge for yourself this weekend, when Christophers will conduct H&H's season opener, "Celebrate Handel!" at Symphony Hall. Remaining tickets are only $25 or less - more information here.

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