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This page and website was updated on 27 March 2015 - 8.20

27 March 1-2pm
UPDATE - Ewa Gubanska has been taken ill and is unable to give her recital today. Fabrizio Longo and Riccardo Morini will give a concert instead. They were due to accompany Ewa and have come from Italy especially to do so.


Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Sonata No 2-3 Op 2  (1709)
JS Bach (1685-1750)
arrangement of Vivaldi
Violin Concerto in G Major, RV310)  
Keyboard Concerto BWV978
Carlo Tessarini (1690-1766)
Sonata terza dai trattenimenti musicali (1742)

Nicola Matteis (1650-after 1713)
Diverse bizzarrie sopra la vecchia sarabanda ó pur ciaccona, from "airs for the violin preludes allmands sarabands courantes gigues divisions and double composizione fitted to all hands and capacities." (1676).

If you do not wish to attend the concert the Festival will refund your ticket. Please contact us on

We are very sad that Ewa is unable to sing on this special occasion.


DENYS DARLOW - Denys died on 24 February and
the 2015 Festival will be dedicated to him.

The events in WEEK FOUR - 31 March - 3 April:

Grosvenor Chapel
Grosvenor Chapel Choir directed by Richard Hobson
There will be a brief reflection on the music
by Fr Nicolas Stebbing, CR 
Retiring collection

St George's, Hanover Square
Revolutionary Drawing Room
Tickets are available

18C to 21C travelling 300 years Walk
Tickets are available

Foundling Museum
The Arcadian Dream - SOLD OUT

St George's, Hanover Square
JS Bach St Matthew Passion
Tickets are available


Handel Singing Competition 2015 - UPDATE
The Semi-Final will be held on 9 April at St George's, Hanover Square from 6pm. There are 12 semi-finalists this year and their names are on the HSC page. We hope to see lots of people there to support the young singers.

If you have any queries please contact us on or

IMPORTANT UPDATE - New online box-office system is now open and ready for business. Please click on the button in the top right-hand corner of this page. If something doesn't work for you please let us know by phone 01460 53500 / 54660 or by email if we are not available by phone - I hope that you will manage to book the events you want to come to.

Wigmore (14 April with London Handel Players and Elizabeth Cragg and Renata Pokupic) is now on sale from Wigmore Hall. Please book online from the Wigmore website or ring their box office.

All the other Festival events will go through the Festival box office. 


Wednesday 1 April - The Arcadian Dream is now SOLD OUT.

Friday 10 April - Timothy Nelson is no longer able to give this concert but we are very pleased that Alice Earll, Elin White, Alexander Rolton and Nathaniel Mander will give an instrumental concert.

Monday 13 April - Edward Grint is no longer able to give this concert but we are delighted that Katherine Crompton (soprano) is available on that day and will sing in his place.

Tuesday 14 April - Strada and Carestini - Wigmore Hall - Due to unforeseen circumstances Sophie Bevan is not able to sing for us on 14 April. We are very pleased that Elizabeth Cragg can join us. Daniel Taylor is no longer able to come to the UK but we are thrilled that Renata Pokupic will sing in his place.

Catherine Hodgson
Festival Director

BOX OFFICE and General opening hours: 01460 54660 - Monday to Friday
10am-12.30pm & 2-4pm - if no-one is available please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

To book ONLINE please go to the top right-hand corner of this page and click on CLICK HERE TO 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 £8 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-4.30pm 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.

Laurence Cummings

Adrian Butterfield

Arianna in Creta
Il pastor fido
Riccardo Primo

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Semele illustration by Elizabeth Gadsby

Click HERE for the Brochure LHF 2015 - updated 3 March

Click HERE for page 1 of the Booking form

Click HERE for page 2 of the Booking form

NEW CHAIRS for the London Handel Orchestra
Click HERE to help us with the cost of buying them.

To download click HERE

Booking date for Semele at QEH - 3 December for general booking.
Booking date for
London Handel Players at Wigmore
13 January for Friends of Wigmore;
3 February for general booking.

Online booking date for the rest of the Festival
20 January at 10am

Telephone booking from 27 January.

If you would like to join the Handel Supporters please click HERE to take you to the Supporters' page. You can also download the Handel Supporters leaflet - please click HERE.

2015 Handel Singing Competition
First Round - 23-25 February 2015
Semi-Final - Thursday 9 April
Final - Monday 20 April

For more information please go to the Competition page (HSC).

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

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