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This page and website was updated on 25 November 2014

THE NEW SEASON - 2014-15

If you would like to come and listen, rather than view, we still have Rear Gallery seats for Messiah on 4 December . We are offering two for £14 (normally £10 each). These are available online or from the box office 01460 54660.

Semele (10 March 2015) at the Queen Elizabeth Hall will go on general sale on 3 December. 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.

The main Festival brochure will be mailed just after Christmas and booking starts online on 19 January.

The website will be updated with details of each event by the end of December.

Catherine Hodgson
Festival Director

Tuesday 10 March – Handel majesty, memorials
and music Walk

Tuesday 10 March - 4-5pm
at St George's, Hanover Square

Talk on Semele by Dr Ruth Smith
Tuesday 10 March - 7pm - Handel SEMELE
at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Soloists: Rupert Charlesworth - Anna Devin

Ewa Gubańska - George Humphreys - Louise Innes

Andrew Radley - Maria Valdmaa
Wednesday 11 March - 7pm - Amadè Players
at Foundling Museum
Thursday 12 March - 1pm -
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance at St George's, Hanover Square
Friday 13 March - 1pm -
Guildhall School of Music and Drama at St George's, Hanover Square
Monday 16 March - 1pm - Susanna Fairbairn Recital
at St George's, Hanover Square
Monday 16 March - FILM -
at St George's, Hanover Square

Tuesday 17 March - 7pm - Opera Settecento
at St George's, Hanover Square
Tuesday 19 March –
High art and low life in London’s former hunting grounds Walk
Thursday 19 March - 7pm - Solomon's Knot
at St George's, Hanover Square
23, 24, 25, 26 March - 7pm -
at Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music
Wednesday 25 March - 1pm
- Neil McLaren
and Laurence Cummings

at St George's, Hanover Square
Thursday 26 March - 1pm - Royal College of Music
at St George's, Hanover Square
Friday 27 March - 1pm -
Ewa Gubańska
at St George's, Hanover Square
Saturday 28 March - 7pm -
at Foundling Museum
Wednesday 1 April
From 18th Century to 21th Century  travelling 300 years of music and the arts Walk
Wednesday 1 April - 7pm - Handel Singing Competition Showcase at Foundling Museum
Soloists: Susanna Fairbairn - Ewa Gubańska
Timothy Nelson - Maria Valdmaa
Friday 3 April - 2.30pm - Bach ST MATTHEW PASSION
at St George's, Hanover Square
Soloists: Anna Dennis - Alexandra Gibson
George Humphreys - Nathan Vale
Tuesday 7 April - 7pm - THE DRAGON OF WANTLEY
at St George's, Hanover Square
Wednesday 8 April - 1pm - Maria Valdmaa Recital
at St George's, Hanover Square
Wednesday 8 April - 7pm -
Red Priest
at St George's, Hanover Square
Thursday 9 April - 6pm - HSC 2015 Semi-Final
at St George's, Hanover Square
Friday 10 April - 1pm
at St George's, Hanover Square

Tim Nelson Recital
Monday 13 April - 1pm - Edward Grint Recital
at St George's, Hanover Square
Tuesday 14 April - 7.30pm -
London Handel Players
at Wigmore Hall
Soloists: Sophie Bevan and Daniel Taylor
Thursday 16 April - 7pm -
at St George's, Hanover Square
Friday 17 April - 7pm - Southbank Sinfonia Baroque
at St George's, Hanover Square
Monday 20 AprilHandel’s patrons and London’s nobility Walk
Monday 20 April - 7pm - HSC 2015 FINAL
at St George's, Hanover Square

In addition there will be the Mayfair Organ Concerts, a Masterclass and Talks.

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 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
Ewa Gubanska

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Semele illustration by Elizabeth Gadsby

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

Handel Fundraiser - Thursday 27 November 2014 from 6.30pm
Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Street, London, W1
Robin Blaze counter-tenor
Laurence Cummings harpsichord

Click HERE for the flyer

Handel Messiah - Thursday 4 December 2014 7pm
St George's, Hanover Square
Sophie Junker soprano
Sally Bruce-Payne mezzo-soprano
Alexander Sprague tenor
James Oldfield bass-baritone
Click HERE for the flyer

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.

London Handel FestivaL 2015

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

To download click

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
19 January (seats will be reserved for Handel Supporters for one week until 25 January).
Telephone booking from 26 January.
Postal bookings will be dealt with in order of priority (ie. paid up members of the Handel Supporters will get first choice).

The paper mailing (to paid up Handel Supporters) will go out just after Christmas. If you would like to join 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).

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 working on a new Box Office system 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.

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