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In the news: Seyquan Mack

The Handel and Haydn Society announced Seyquan Mack is one of four students receiving a 2020 Youth Choruses Scholarship Award

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In the news: Seyquan Mack
Seyquan Mack. COURTESY PHOTO

The Handel and Haydn Society announced Seyquan Mack is one of four students receiving a 2020 Youth Choruses Scholarship Award. Presented annually by the H+H Education Committee, the award is given to four musicians who are members or alumni of the Youth Choruses were awarded scholarships between $1,000 and $3,000.

Mack, who graduated from the Youth Chorus in 2016, is studying voice at Oberlin Conservatory. The award honors the legacy of Handel and Haydn Society Governor Barbara E. Maze, who was instrumental in creating the Youth Choruses program. The Barbara E. Maze Award for Musical Excellence extends the Handel and Haydn Society’s support with a $3,000 scholarship to an outstanding Youth Choruses alumnus who intends to continue professional vocal instruction.

“These are all immensely talented students and it has been a pleasure to see them grow and develop in their musical education through our youth choruses,” said David Snead, President and CEO of Handel and Haydn Society. “We are happy to see these students using the skills they learned with H+H as they work toward a career in the performing arts. The H+H Education Committee has done an incredible job selecting these very deserving honorees.”

Due to the COVID-19 crisis the Handel and Haydn Society High School Soloists Recital in June, in which the students would normally be honored, has been canceled.

Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society is dedicated to performing Baroque and Classical music with a freshness, a vitality, and a creativity that inspires all ages. H+H has been captivating audiences for 205 consecutive seasons (the most of any performing arts organization in the United States).

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