A Celebration of Our Community

Handel + Hayden Society
First Church in Roxbury
10 Putnam Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

Tickets are free, but must be reserved using this link.

Share the dynamic spirit of this community celebration of song. Be uplifted and empowered as you join our musical festival for justice. The concert resounds with uplifting American spirituals and folk songs, and the stars include beloved members of our H+H Orchestra and Chorus, as well as students from our Vocal Arts Program. Last year H+H gave its first performance ever in Roxbury before a packed house of music lovers young and old.  Now H+H returns for another afternoon of music and celebration—join us!

Free admission. Reception following, open to all.

Presented in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry.

“In this concert, I’m beginning a musical exploration of Boston. I want to celebrate our parts—our women, our children, our people of color—so that we can better celebrate our whole.”

– Reginald Mobley

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3:00pm

Reginald Mobley, director and countertenor
Jennifer Kane, conductor

Members of the H+H Orchestra and Chorus

H+H Vocal Arts Program Concert Choir

Jessica Cooper, soprano
Cassandra Extavour, soprano
Clare McNamara, alto
Eric Perry, tenor
Stefan Reed, tenor
Ryne Cherry, bass
Bradford Gleim, bass
Wade Davis, cello

Isabella Leonarda: “Alma Redemptoris Mater”
Leonarda: “Venite Laetantes”
Julia Ward Howe: “Battle Hymn of the Republic”
Amy Beach: “The Lotus Isles”
Traditional spiritual “City Called Heaven”
Traditional folk song “We Shall Overcome”
Hall Johnson: “Ain’t Got Time to Die”
J.C. Bach: “Fürchte dich nicht”
Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory: “Witness”
Richard Clark: “Dona Nobis Pacem”
J. Rosamond Johnson: “Lift Evr’y Voice and Sing”