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This page and website was updated on 23 January 2015 - 10.22


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.

The deadline for the Handel Singing Competition 2015 was on Friday 9 January.  If you have any queries please contact us on or  .   Please go to the HSC information page to find out more about what happens next.

Semele (10 March 2015) at the Queen Elizabeth Hall is now on general sale. Please go to the Southbank Centre website to book or ring the box office. We will not be selling tickets for this concert from the London Handel Festival box office.

Likewise Wigmore (14 April with London Handel Players and Sophie Bevan and Daniel Taylor) goes on sale a bit later on 3 February and will not be sold from the Festival box office. Please book online from the Wigmore website or ring their box office.

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

Catherine Hodgson
Festival Director

BOX OFFICE: 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.

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Adrian Butterfield

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Semele illustration by Elizabeth Gadsby

Opera Lyrica
and promoted by the Friends of the LHF
St George’s Church, Hanover Square

7:00 pm Thursday 29 January 2015
Soprano - Elinor Rolfe-Johnson
Mezzo Soprano – Paola Cuffolo
Countertenor – Alexander Simpson
Harpsichord – David Gerrard
Featuring music from Giulio Cesare, Semele, Lotario
as well as music from Handel’s harpsichord suites.
At this concert we are celebrating the special birthday of one of the Friends of the London Handel Festival's most loyal supporters, with some of her favourite music.
Entrance £12, (£10 concessions) to include refreshments
For further information phone Mark Windisch 07939 552658
Or email

Click HERE for the Brochure LHF 2015

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 (seats will be reserved for Handel Supporters for one week until 25 January).
Please note the change of date. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Telephone booking from 27 January.
Postal bookings will be dealt with in order of priority (ie. paid up members of the Handel Supporters will get first choice).

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).

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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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When a concert goes on sale we feel as though the Festival is almost underway. This year Handel Semele goes on sale today, 3 December, as it is taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Tickets will be sold from the Southbank Centre Box Office - online, by phone and in person. The Wigmore concert on 14 April will be sold via the Wigmore Box Office as of 3 February. The rest of the Festival goes on sale on 19 January. We are having a new box office system being built at the moment and hope that it will be quicker than the current one. Lots has changed in seven years. We need to test it and set it all up but plan to have it ready by 19 January (all being well!). London is such a busy place and unfortunately there are a few clashes with other events. Programming a Festival is a very complicated business and it is impossible to take other events into account all the time or we would not put on a Festival at all. Naturally we hope that you will choose to come to our concerts. I hope...

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