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This page and website was updated on 24 February 2015 - 20.23


- we are very sad to announce the death of our founder, Denys Darlow, who died peacefully this morning.

Handel Singing Competition 2015 - UPDATE
The First Round Schedule is now available for download
on the HSC page. This has been updated as of 18 February.

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 - please do not send in applications now as they will not be considered.  If you have any queries please contact us on or  .

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 Elizabeth Cragg and Daniel Taylor) 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. 

Tuesday 10 March - Semele - Due to unforeseen circumstances Andrew Radley is not able to sing for us on 10 March. We are very fortunate that Robin Blaze is free to sing the part of Athamas.

Wednesday 11 March - Happy Birthday Mr Handel is now SOLD OUT.

Tuesday 17 March - Catone in Utica - Christopher Jacklin will now be singing the part of Cesare.

Sunday 22 March - Tales through Music - There will be one family concert at 2.30pm and not at 11am as well as advertised. The venue is MacLaren Hall (1st Floor) 11-13 Mandeville Place, London W1U 3AJ (School of Economic Science building, corner of Mandeville Place and Hind Street)

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.

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Semele illustration by Elizabeth Gadsby

Click HERE for the Brochure LHF 2015 - updated 5 February

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).

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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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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