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LONDON HANDEL FESTIVAL

Our next performance is Thursday 7 December 2017 - Messiah, Handel's most popular work at St.George's, Hanover Square.  Please click on box in top right hand corner to book tickets.

We are delighted to announce advance details of the 2018 London Handel Festival.  Please note that booking will not open until January 2018.  Further details can be found on the News page of our website.  

The 2018 London Handel Festival takes “Handel in London” as its theme and will explore not only the composer’s broad and varied musical output but also his wider entrepreneurial and philanthropic life in Georgian society. Performances will range from semi-staged opera and grand oratorio to more intimate chamber music concerts.  The 2018 Festival will run from Saturday 17 March to Monday 16 April.

Highlights include celebratory anniversary performances of two works Handel composed during his 1718 residency at Cannons at the beginning of the Festival: Acis and Galatea, in a special semi-staged version with Laurence Cummings directing, and Esther, directed by Adrian Butterfield. We will close with the rarely heard Occasional Oratorio.

The 2018 Festival will provide a veritable feast of opera through a series of concert performances, including Amadigi (Opera Settecento), Teseo (La Nuova Musica and soloists from Royal Academy Opera), Giulio Cesare (Early Opera Company) and The Judgement of Paris by Thomas Arne (Brook Street Band, John Andrews). The prestigious Handel Singing Competition is now in its sixteenth year, and the 2018 Festival will showcase no fewer than 20 past finalists.

We also welcome past competition winner Ruby Hughes for a celebration of Giulia Frasi, one of Handel’s favourite sopranos, Bridget Cunningham for a concert based on Handel’s music played at the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, and South Bank Sinfonia and Vox Musica with the Dettingen Te Deum. We will repeat our popular guided walks with Janice Liverseidge and this year we have some special talks at the Bank of England and Royal Society of Medicine.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Festival in 2018.  We welcome the support of our Friends and Handel Supporters.  If you would like to know more about how to support our work, please visit the Support Us page of our website.

Please contact Latasha Lamb - boxoffice@londonhandelfestival.org.uk if you would like to receive a copy of the full brochure for the 2018 London Handel Festival when it is circulated in December, or if join as a Friend or Handel Supporter or have a query about your membership.

Click here to view our 2017 London Handel Festival Brochure

If you have any general questions about the Festival, please contact Samir Savant, Festival Director - festivaldirector@londonhandelfestival.org.uk

This page and website was updated on 25 April 2017

 
 
 
 

 


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The 2018 London Handel Festival takes “Handel in London” as its theme and will explore not only the composer’s broad and varied musical output but also his wider entrepreneurial and philanthropic life in Georgian society. Performances will range from semi-staged opera and grand oratorio to more intimate chamber music concerts. Please note that artists and programmes may be subject to change. Highlights include celebratory anniversary performances of two works Handel composed during his 1718 residency at Cannons: Acis and Galatea, in an imaginative staging directed by Martin Parr, with Laurence Cummings conducting the London Handel Orchestra and Pegasus, with soloists to include Lucy Page, Nicholas Pritchard and Edward Grint, at St John's Smith Square on Monday 19 and Wednesday 21 March, and Esther, directed by Adrian Butterfield with soloists Erica Eloff, William Wallace and Josep-Ramon Olive at Wigmore Hall on Thursday 22 March. We begin the...

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