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This page and website was updated on 27 August


We are delighted that Richard Hopkin becomes the new London Handel Society Chairman this summer. However we are very sad that Stephen Cooke has retired after 17 years in the role. Please download the letter from Stephen HERE

Outline dates for 2015
10 March - Handel SEMELE at Queen Elizabeth Hall
11 March - Amadè Players
17 March - Opera Settecento
19 March - Solomon's Knot
23, 24, 25, 26 March - Handel GIOVE IN ARGO
28 March - Sing Messiah
31 March - Handel Singing Competition Showcase
9 April - HSC 2015 Semi-Final
14 April - London Handel Players at Wigmore Hall
16 April - Saraband
17 April - Southbank Sinfonia Baroque
20 April - HSC 2015 FINAL

In addition there will be a Lunchtime Series, Walks and Talks.

Booking dates will be available by mid-September and will vary depending on the venues concerned.

MESSIAH on 4 December and the Chandos House FUNDRAISER on 27 November - details of these events will be on the website by mid-September and will go on sale on 20 October.

The Handel Singing Competition dates for 2015
are as follows:
First Round - 23-25 February 2015
Semi-Final - 9 April
Final - 20 April

For information please go to the Competition page.

Catherine Hodgson
Festival Director

Ewa Gubanska



Rupert CharlesworthAnna Starushkevych

Laurence Cummings

Adrian Butterfield

Arianna in Creta
Il pastor fido
Riccardo Primo

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NEW VIDEO - you will find our new video about the HANDEL SINGING COMPETITION on Vimeo - click HERE

Handel Fundraiser - Thursday 27 November 2014 7pm
Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Street, London, W1

Handel Messiah - Thursday 4 December 2014 7pm
St George's, Hanover Square

Booking will start on 20 0ctober online for 27 November and 4 December.
Some seats will be reserved at the Box Office for Handel Supporters until 27 October. Please contact us if you are not able to find what you want online.

Box officePlease be patient when using the Online booking system - when a lot of people are accessing it it will slow down. It also needs time to calculate your requests. When inputting your personal information into the customer fields please make sure you put the right information in the correct field. The system is very logical and will get confused if a telephone number is in the email field for example! Good luck and you can always ring us for help if you get stuck - 01460 54660.

I am afraid that our system doesn't like Ipads but we are planning to upgrade the system in time for the 2015 Festival.

HSC 2014
For updated information about the Competition please go to the HSC page. Results of the Final are on the HSC page.

You can download the 2014 FESTIVAL BROCHURE - click HERE. You can see is on ISSUU as well.

HANDEL SUPPORTERS Leaflet - To download click HERE

For details please go to the BOOKINGS page.

BOX OFFICE: 01460 54660 - Monday to Friday
10am-12.30pm & 2-4pm - if no-one is available please leave a message.

To book ONLINE please go to the top right-hand corner of this page and CLICK on BOOK ONLINE.

You can join our ENEWS list on this page - please go to the bottom right corner, or you can receive a paper mailing for £6 per year. Please contact the office if you would like to do this. The paper mailing with the Brochure) and the booking form will be sent out in early January. We also have ONLINE BOOKING which you can access from this page - top right-hand corner.

OFFICE hours are normally 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

Tel: 01460 53500
London Handel Society
Horton House - 8 Ditton Street
Ilminster - Somerset - TA19 0BQ
Catherine Hodgson - Festival Director

ADVERTISING in the Festival programme - please contact Catherine Hodgson or Elaine Thomsitt of Motivated Media.

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The Festival is over for 2014 and it is time for planning 2015, which will come round remarkably quickly. We had many events during the Festival from small lunchtime recitals to opera, with about two hundred wonderful performers taking part, not including the Handel Singing Competition when a new young singer came to the fore, Ewa Gubanska, who will appear next season. I would like to thank them all for taking part. They put such a lot of work into each and every concert/performance that it is quite awe-inspiring to us non-musicians. Now they have all gone off to sing or play with other groups and in other Festivals and we hope that some will return to us next Spring. Before that time we have a concert in Chandos House in London on 18 June with four of our finest musicians - Anna Devin, Rachel Brown, Adrian Butterfield and Laurence Cummings. Tickets are on sale now. In the autumn we plan to have a fundraiser (date to be confirmed) and our annual performance...

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