LONDON HANDEL FESTIVAL 2017
Please find below the highlights for the 2017 Festival. Priority Booking for Friends starts on Tuesday 17 January. Public Booking (online and postal) starts on Tuesday 31 January and telephone booking on Tuesday 7 February. Please note that all performances are in the evening unless otherwise stated. We look forward to welcoming you to the Festival in 2017.
Faramondo - fully staged Handel opera with Laurence Cummings and soloists from the Royal College of Music International Opera School; performances on Monday 20 March, Tuesday 21 March, Thursday 23 March and Saturday 25 March
Handel Singing Competition - Semi-Final on Wednesday 22 March and Final on Tuesday 4 April; special 15th Anniversary Celebration Concert with Iestyn Davies, Ruby Hughes, Rupert Charlesworth and Jose-Ramon Olive on Monday 27 March; 2016 Finalists Showcase Concert on Wednesday 29 March
Ormisda - concert version with Opera Settecento; Tuesday 28 March
The Italian Connection - Brook Street Band, music by Handel, Telemann, Leclair & Vivaldi; Thursday 6 April
St.Matthew Passion (Bach) - our annual sell out performance with Laurence Cummings and London Handel Orchestra; Friday 14 April, 2.30pm
Handel & Telemann - with Adrian Butterfield, Rowan Pierce and London Handel Players; Monday 17 April
Chandos Anthems 3, 5 & 6 - with Charles Daniels, Edward Grint, Adrian Butterfield and London Handel Orchestra; Wednesday 19 April
Il Duello Amoroso - Handel's duets in various forms, with Louise Alder, Emilie Renard, David Bates and La Nuova Musica; Thursday 20 April
Joseph & His Brethren - Oratorio with Elizabeth Watts, Christopher Ainslie, William Wallace, Edward Grint, Laurence Cummings, London Handel Singers and Orchestra; Monday 24 April
If you have any questions about the Festival, please contact Samir Savant, Festival Director - email@example.com.
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I am delighted to announce some brief details for 2017 - please note that public booking for the Festival does not begin until February 2017, although there will be priority booking for Friends and Handel Supporters before this. Highlights for next year include a special concert to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Handel Singing Competition to be held at Cadogan Hall on Monday 27 March, with Ruby Hughes, Iestyn Davies, Rupert Charlesworth and Josep-Ramon Olivé, all past finalists. This concert will be used as a platform to highlight and promote the success of the competition. Our collaboration next year with the RCM International Opera School will be the rarely performed Faramondo, starting on Monday 20 March, to include a schools matinée performance. We have our popular annual performance of Bach's St.Matthew Passion at St.George's, Hanover Square on Good Friday - 14 April, with soloists Anna Dennis, Christopher Lowrey, Nathan Vale and George...
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