Handel and Haydn Society: Messiah
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Handel and Haydn Society: Messiah

Friday, Nov. 30th, 2018


Nothing says “holiday tradition” like Handel’s iconic masterpiece, and H+H celebrates this tradition with its 165th consecutive year performing the ultimate Messiah. We perform it as the composer intended, with a pulse and a momentum that adds to its power to lift the heart and the soul. Led by acclaimed Baroque master Bernard Labadie, our brilliant Orchestra and Chorus and superlative soloists deliver the Messiah in Boston. Hallelujah Handel!


Handel and Haydn Society
Bernard Labadie, Conducting

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Handel and Haydn Society: Messiah
Dec
1
3:00 PM15:00

Handel and Haydn Society: Messiah

Saturday, Dec. 1st, 2018

Nothing says “holiday tradition” like Handel’s iconic masterpiece, and H+H celebrates this tradition with its 165th consecutive year performing the ultimate Messiah. We perform it as the composer intended, with a pulse and a momentum that adds to its power to lift the heart and the soul. Led by acclaimed Baroque master Bernard Labadie, our brilliant Orchestra and Chorus and superlative soloists deliver the Messiah in Boston. Hallelujah Handel!

Handel and Haydn Society
Bernard Labadie, Conducting

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Copy of Handel and Haydn Society: Messiah
Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

Copy of Handel and Haydn Society: Messiah

Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 2018

Nothing says “holiday tradition” like Handel’s iconic masterpiece, and H+H celebrates this tradition with its 165th consecutive year performing the ultimate Messiah. We perform it as the composer intended, with a pulse and a momentum that adds to its power to lift the heart and the soul. Led by acclaimed Baroque master Bernard Labadie, our brilliant Orchestra and Chorus and superlative soloists deliver the Messiah in Boston. Hallelujah Handel!

Handel and Haydn Society
Bernard Labadie, Conducting

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The Crossing: Fire in my mouth
Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Crossing: Fire in my mouth

Thursday, January 24th, 2018; 7:30PM

Fire in my mouth, a major world premiere from Bang on a Can composer Julia Wolfe, tells the story of New York’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: a 1911 tragedy that led to significant changes in labor laws. Representing the nearly 150 women lost in that fire are 36 women of The Crossing, with the Philharmonic’s new music director, Jaap van Zweden, conducting.

also included on the program:
Steven Stucky Elegy
Aaron Copland Clarinet Concerto

New York Philharmonic
Crossing Choir
Jaap van Zweden, conducting
 

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The Crossing: Fire in my mouth
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Crossing: Fire in my mouth

Friday, January 25th, 2018; 8:00PM

Fire in my mouth, a major world premiere from Bang on a Can composer Julia Wolfe, tells the story of New York’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: a 1911 tragedy that led to significant changes in labor laws. Representing the nearly 150 women lost in that fire are 36 women of The Crossing, with the Philharmonic’s new music director, Jaap van Zweden, conducting.

also included on the program:
Steven Stucky Elegy
Aaron Copland Clarinet Concerto

New York Philharmonic
Crossing Choir
Jaap van Zweden, conducting
 

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The Crossing: Fire in my mouth
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

The Crossing: Fire in my mouth

Saturday, January 26th, 2018; 8:00PM

Fire in my mouth, a major world premiere from Bang on a Can composer Julia Wolfe, tells the story of New York’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: a 1911 tragedy that led to significant changes in labor laws. Representing the nearly 150 women lost in that fire are 36 women of The Crossing, with the Philharmonic’s new music director, Jaap van Zweden, conducting.

also included on the program:
Steven Stucky Elegy
Aaron Copland Clarinet Concerto

New York Philharmonic
Crossing Choir
Jaap van Zweden, conducting
 

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True Concord: American Rhythm
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

True Concord: American Rhythm

Sunday, Nov. 4rd, 2018; 3:00PM

True Concord voices and Orchestra
Eric Holtanconducting

A Concert to Honor Veterans and Commemorate Centenary of Armistice Day
Music by American composers Barber, Copland, and a new work, Dreams of the Fallen, by Jake Runestad based on texts by an Iraq War veteran.

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True Concord: American Rhythm
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

True Concord: American Rhythm

Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 2018; 7:00PM

True Concord voices and Orchestra
Eric Holtanconducting

A Concert to Honor Veterans and Commemorate Centenary of Armistice Day
Music by American composers Barber, Copland, and a new work, Dreams of the Fallen, by Jake Runestad based on texts by an Iraq War veteran.

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True Concord: American Rhythm
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

True Concord: American Rhythm

Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 2018; 3:00PM

True Concord voices and Orchestra
Eric Holtanconducting

A Concert to Honor Veterans and Commemorate Centenary of Armistice Day
Music by American composers Barber, Copland, and a new work, Dreams of the Fallen, by Jake Runestad based on texts by an Iraq War veteran.

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True Concord: Northern Lights
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

True Concord: Northern Lights

Sunday, Oct. 21st, 2018; 3:00PM

True Concord voices and Orchestra
Dale Warlandconducting

Led by a luminary of the choral world Dale Warland, the True Concord season begins with a flare – exploring the unique draw and power of the choral music of Scandinavia and the Baltics.

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True Concord: Northern Lights
Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

True Concord: Northern Lights

Saturday, Oct. 20th, 2018; 7:30PM

True Concord voices and Orchestra
Dale Warlandconducting

Led by a luminary of the choral world Dale Warland, the True Concord season begins with a flare – exploring the unique draw and power of the choral music of Scandinavia and the Baltics.

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True Concord: Northern Lights
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

True Concord: Northern Lights

Friday, Oct. 19th, 2018; 7:00PM

True Concord voices and Orchestra
Dale Warlandconducting

Led by a luminary of the choral world Dale Warland, the True Concord season begins with a flare – exploring the unique draw and power of the choral music of Scandinavia and the Baltics.

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Bach Akademie of Charlotte: Bach and the Motet Tradition
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

Bach Akademie of Charlotte: Bach and the Motet Tradition

Saturday, Oct 13th, 2018; 7:30 PM

Priceless Treasure: Bach and the Motet Tradition
BA| Charlotte Cantata Choir
Scott Allen Jarrett, Conducting

Bach Akademie Charlotte opens the 2018|19 Season at Christ Church with an evening exploring J.S. Bach's influence on the choral motet tradition through "Jesu, meine Freude" (BWV 227) and works by Mendelssohn, Schütz, and Brahms.

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Bach Akademie of Charlotte: Bach and the Motet Tradition
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Bach Akademie of Charlotte: Bach and the Motet Tradition

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Friday, Oct 12th, 2018; 7:30 PM

Priceless Treasure: Bach and the Motet Tradition
BA| Charlotte Cantata Choir
Scott Allen Jarrett, Conducting

Bach Akademie Charlotte opens the 2018|19 Season at Christ Church with an evening exploring J.S. Bach's influence on the choral motet tradition through "Jesu, meine Freude" (BWV 227) and works by Mendelssohn, Schütz, and Brahms.

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Ad Astra Music Festival: St. Matthew Passion
Jul
28
7:30 PM19:30

Ad Astra Music Festival: St. Matthew Passion

Saturday, July 28th, 2018; 7:30PM

Ad Astra Music Festival
Alex Underwood, Conducting
Sasha Hildebrand, Stage director
Kim Leeds, Alto Soloist

The Ad Astra Music Festival season ends with a performance of J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion. One of the most influential works in all of music, our performance of Bach's masterpiece will take audiences immersively through modern stations of the cross. The Russell Community Choir will sing parts of the work in a modern English translation commissioned for this performance, while our visiting artists will perform the bulk of the piece in a style close to what would've been heard in Bach's time. The visiting artists are brought to Russell in part from a grant from the Russell County Area Community Foundation.

 

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Oregon Bach Festival: Elijah
Jul
14
7:30 PM19:30

Oregon Bach Festival: Elijah

Saturday, July 14th, 2018; 7:30PM

Oregon Bach Festival Berwick Chorus
John Nelson, Conducting

Created from “outstanding imagination and beauty” (The Guardian), Mendelssohn’s final and reverent composition is one of the most successful oratorios of the Victorian age. Music and opera lovers of all kinds will appreciate the dramatic treatment of the life of the prophet – summoning the people to righteousness, performing miracles, struggling against idol-worshippers, confronting a wicked queen, and rising to heaven in a fiery chariot. Conducted by one of America’s principal conductors and recipient of the Juilliard Irving Berlin conducting prize, John Nelson.

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Oregon Bach Festival: Passion of Yeshua
Jul
8
2:00 PM14:00

Oregon Bach Festival: Passion of Yeshua

Sunday, July 8th, 2018; 2:00PM

Oregon Bach Festival Berwick Chorus
JoAnn Falletta, conducting

A world premiere event! Situated in the historical musical legacy of Bach’s St. Matthew and St. John Passions, The Passion of Yeshua creates space for voices traditionally silent/silenced in retellings of the Biblical narrative. Drawing from Messianic texts, and specifically highlighting the voices of Mary, Mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene, the text – presented in both Hebrew and English – brings the last twelve hours of Jesus’ life back to its Jewish origins. 
 

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Oregon Bach Festival: Discovery Series BWV 105
Jul
5
7:30 PM19:30

Oregon Bach Festival: Discovery Series BWV 105

Thursday, July 5th, 2018; 7:30 PM

Oregon Bach Festival Berwick Chorus
Scott Allen Jarrett, Conducting
Kim Leeds, Alto Soloist

Shortly after arriving in Leipzig in the summer of 1723, Bach composed two cantatas within a month of each other. The 2018 Discovery Series, led by Back Bay Chorale Music Director Scott Allen Jarrett, examines the two works written during this formative time in Bach’s life. The second installment, “Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht,” is often considered to be the first cantata wholly composed in Leipzig and features a joyful tenor aria.

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Handel Society of Dartmouth College: St. John Passion
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

Handel Society of Dartmouth College: St. John Passion

Saturday, May 19th, 2018; 7PM

Handel Society of Dartmouth College
Robert Duff, Conducting
Kim Leeds, Alto Soloist

With guest soloists and a full orchestra, this town-gown chorus performs one of the most moving of all the musical settings of the Biblical texts telling the last days of Jesus, with its dramatic characters and turn of events.

The nation’s oldest town-gown choral society offers transformative musical experiences through the performance of major choral-orchestral works, both old and new. In 2017-2018, the 100-voice ensemble, performs powerful works that speak to our time while being timeless in beauty.

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Handel and Haydn Society: Hercules
May
4
to May 6

Handel and Haydn Society: Hercules

Friday, May 4, 2018; 7:30PM
Sunday, May 6, 2018; 3:00PM

Handel and Haydn Society
Harry Christophers, Conducting

Continuing his acclaimed cycle of Handel oratorios, Harry Christophers leads all forces in Hercules, the tempestuous tale of the mighty hero returning home from war and reconnecting with the life he left behind. Jealousy, remorse, and one of the greatest mad scenes ever composed—it’s Handel at the peak of his powers.

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Bach Society of St. Louis: St. Matthew Passion
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Bach Society of St. Louis: St. Matthew Passion

Saturday, April 28, 2018; 2:00pm

Bach Society of St. Louis
A. Dennis SpargerConducting
Kim Leeds, Alto soloist

As the grand finale to their Bach Festival 2017, the Bach Society of St. Louis presents Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, which continues to move audiences nearly three centuries after it was first heard in Leipzig, Germany.  Standing as one of the pillars of Western sacred music, it is at once monumental and intimate, deeply sorrowful and powerful.  Guest soloists include:  Steven Soph as the Evangelist, Stephen Morscheck as Jesus, soprano Mary Wilson, mezzo-soprano Kim Leeds, tenor Kyle Stegall and baritone Elijah Blaisdell.  Presented in collaboration with Missouri Baptist University.

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Handel and Haydn Society: B Minor Mass
Mar
23
to Mar 25

Handel and Haydn Society: B Minor Mass

Friday, March 23, 2018; 7:30PM
Sunday, March 25, 2018; 3:00PM

Handel and Haydn Society
Harry Christophers conducting

Bach’s Mass in B Minor ranks as a supreme achievement in Western music. Harry Christophers calls it “a choral extravaganza of extraordinary proportions, unrivaled worldwide.” Don’t miss it.


 

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Handel and Haydn Society: Amadeus LIVE
Nov
12
3:00 PM15:00

Handel and Haydn Society: Amadeus LIVE

Friday, Nov 10, 2017; 7:30PM
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017; 7:30PM
Sunday, Nov 12, 2017; 3:00PM

Richard Kaufmann conducting

Winner of eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, “Amadeus” is universally acclaimed as the best movie about classical music ever made. Enjoy this spectacular marriage of sight, sound, and epic movie-making in a thrilling new way—with the film projected on a vast HD screen as the soundtrack is performed live by the H+H orchestra and chorus. And, with the music played on the period instruments Mozart himself heard and wrote for, the experience takes on new authenticity and power.

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Music at Marsh Chapel: Judas Maccabaeus
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Music at Marsh Chapel: Judas Maccabaeus

Handel's Judas Maccabaeus

Friday, October 20, 2017; 8:00 p.m. 
Marsh Chapel Choir and Collegium

Scott Allen Jarrett conducting

Ethan Depuy Judas Maccabaeus, Carey Shunskis, MaryRuth Lown, and Sarah Yanovitch soprano soloists, Margaret Lias and Kim Leeds alto soloists, and Craig Jurika and Matt O'Donnell bass soloists.

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Junges Stuttgart Bach Ensemble
Aug
21
to Sep 7

Junges Stuttgart Bach Ensemble

Ensemble alto with the JSB Ensemble of the Bachakademie Stuttgart.  Concerts run August 29 - September 6th as part of the Musikfest Stuttgart. Repertoire being performed includes St John Passion,  Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal (Cantata BWV 146), Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (Cantata BWV 147), Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg (Cantata BWV 149) under the direction of Kathy Romey, Hans-Christoph Rademann, and Helmuth Rilling

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Carmel Bach Festival
Jul
3
to Jul 29

Carmel Bach Festival

July 3-29, 2017 Carmel, California

Kim Leeds joins the Carmel Bach festival as the Mezzo-soprano Virginia Best Adams Fellow. Performances include singing with the Carmel Bach chorale, six masterclasses open to the public and a special Showcase Concert featuring Marcello's oratorio Il pianto e il riso delle quattro stagioni on June 29th under the direction of David Gordon and Gwendolyn Toth.

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