First Night Jubilee Concert

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Let the celebratory music of Handel and Haydn Society, and compelling
stories of the Museum of African American History lift your spirits
and bring new understanding to the anti-slavery movement. Join us this
New Year’s Eve to hear the powerful words of Frederick Douglass,
William Lloyd Garrison, and other black and white abolitionists who
annually celebrated the Jubilee Day commemoration of President Abraham
Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863.
Come to the historic African Meeting House, the nexus of the
abolitionist movement, to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the end of
the Civil War and the bicentennial of H+H, America’s oldest
continuously performing arts organization. Hear the music H+H played
during the original Jubilee Day festivities, including _Battle Hymn of
the Republic,_ written by H+H member Julia Ward Howe. Discover how
monumental Boston events led to a Union army victory in the spring of
1865. Let this music and these actions in celebration of freedom
inspire you. Visit [1] or [2] for more
information, or call 617.725.0022 x22.