MAAH Music Series: Jubilee Concert with Handel & Haydn Society on New Year's Eve

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On New Year's day in 1863, Frederick Douglass said that he "finally knew joy!" Join us for an afternoon of music and storytelling to commemorate the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation with a concert by the Handel and Haydn Society (H&H) and stories by the Museum.

Discover Boston's role in this historic event and the part H&H played more than 150 years ago during Jubilee Celebrations on January 1, 1863. Let the music played to celebrate freedom inspire you, with works including the Battle Hymn of the Republic written by H&H member, Julia Ward Howe. Feel the anticipation that was palpable awaiting this official document at a time when the nation was in the midst of a Civil War.