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This page and website was updated on 20 August 2015

The Summer months have been spent sorting out all the details of the 2015 Festival and planning for 2016 and this autumn's concerts.

The main dates are as follows:

on Wednesday 11 November 2015 - from 6.30pm in the beautiful surroundings of Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 9LQ.

Laurence Cummings and Ruby Hughes will give a concert in the Robert Adam Room, which will be followed by dinner in the Duke Room.

Booking will start on Tuesday 6 October but do email us if you are interested as there is limited space.

Detailed printed information and enews will be sent out in September.

at St George's, Hanover Square 
on Tuesday 24 November 2015 7pm
at St George's, Hanover Square
Rachel Nicholls soprano
Mona Julsrud soprano
Clint van der Linde counter-tenor
Andrew Kennedy tenor
James Rutherford bass
Laurence Cummings conductor
London Handel Orchestra
Choir of St George's

This will be a free concert but with ticketed and reserved seating.

Booking will start on Tuesday 6 October
Detailed printed information and enews will be sent out in September.

Our annual performance of MESSIAH will take place on Thursday 3 December 2015 at 7pm,
at St George's, Hanover Square
Soloists: Alice Privett, Sally Bruce-Payne, Rupert Charlesworth and Timothy Nelson
Simon Williams conductor
London Handel Orchestra
Choir of St George's

Booking will start on Tuesday 6 October
Detailed printed information and enews will be sent out in September.

at the Britten Theatre
Royal College of Music
Tuesday 8 March 7pm - performance 1
Wednesday 9 March 7pm - performance 2
Friday 11 March 12-1pm - Children's Matinee
Saturday 12 March 7pm - performance 3
Monday 14 March 7pm - performance 4
Laurence Cummings conductor
James Bonas director
London Handel Orchestra
Adrian Butterfield leader

on Friday 11 March 7pm
at St George's, Hanover Square

at St George's, Hanover Square
on Friday 18 March 7pm

at Grosvenor Chapel, 24 South Audley Street
on Monday 21 March 6pm

at the Foundling Museum
on Wednesday 23 March 7pm 
Ingrida Gapova soprano
Sarah Hayashi soprano
Josep-Ramon Olive baritone
Maria Ostroukhova mezzo-soprano
Alice Privett soprano
Laurence Cummings director


at Handel House
on Thursday 24 March - time tbc

at St George's, Hanover Square
on Friday 25 March 2.30pm
Nathan Vale Evangelist
George Humphreys Christus
Elizabeth Cragg soprano
Tim Mead alto
Laurence Cummings conductor
London Handel Orchestra
Choir of St George's

at St George's, Hanover Square
on Thursday 31 March 7pm

at St George's, Hanover Square
on Monday 4 April 7pm

on Tuesday 5 April 7.30pm

on Thursday 7 April 7pm

at St John's, Smith Square
on Monday 11 April 7pm 
Katherine Watson soprano
Alexander Sprague tenor
Josep-Ramon Olive baritone
Other soloists to be confirmed
Laurence Cummings conductor
London Handel Orchestra
London Handel Singers

General Festival booking will start
on 19 January 2016

HSC 2016
Details are available on the HSC page.

See you soon.

Best wishes and thank you.
Catherine Hodgson
Festival Director

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

If you have any queries please contact us on about the Competition or for everything else.

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. The Box Office is now closed for the season.

During the Festival the box office is open from 10am to 2pm.

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.

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

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The summer weeks are disappearing fast; the children will be back at school in a few weeks; and plans are in progress for the autumn Handel concerts and the LHF and HSC 2016. As many of you will know Denys Darlow died on 24 February this year. He started the London Handel Festival in 1978 and it has grown and changed over the years, but the essentials are still as he envisaged them in the early days - Handel's music in Handel's Church and the performance of many of his lesser-known works. We will be celebrating Denys's work on Tuesday 24 November at St George's, Hanover Square at 7pm. This will be a ticketed concert with reserved seating, but free with a retiring collection. We have invited some singers who worked with him when they were beginning to make their way in the business and were much encouraged by Denys and his enthusiasm. They will be accompanied by the London Handel Orchestra; the Choir of St George's and conducted by Laurence Cummings. Earlier...

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