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AUTUMN AND PLANS FOR 2015

28th August 2014

The summer months have been spent in planning, organising, chasing information, spending time gardening and having a short holiday. Suddenly September has almost arrived and everything starts to speed up as concert dates and performers need to be finalised; publicity materials have to be created and printed; mailings organised; websites updated etc. So lots to do.

We are returning to Chandos House this year for our FUNDRAISER on Thursday 27 November. This is an important event in the year as it brings together our dedicated supporters and some much needed cash for the Festival. We have a lovely concert to start the evening, followed by a delicious dinner and auction.

Our annual performance of MESSIAH conducted by Simon Williams will be on Thursday 4 December this year with an excellent line-up of singers: Sophie Junker (HSC Winner in 2010), Sally Bruce-Payne, Alexander Sprague and James Oldfield.

The Handel Singing Competition 2015 information is now available on the Competition page so singers from around the world can start planning the repertoire for the three rounds. It is quite demanding as they need to work out all the repertoire in advance and stick to it. The Final is always a very exciting evening as we no idea which of the five finalists will win and there is generally quite a lot of disagreement and discussion amongst the adjudicators and audience.

We are bringing the oratorio to the Queen Elizabeth Hall this coming season, so you can hear Handel's Semele there on 10 March 2015, which will start the Festival. Our other events will be at St George's, Hanover Square predominantly, the Foundling Museum and the Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music for the opera, Giove in Argo. Details about all the events will go on the website by the end of November or earlier.


We have changes within our organisation too as Stephen Cooke, our Chairman for 17 years, has just retired and Richard Hopkin has taken over. I am sure he will have some new ideas and we will see where that takes us.

Catherine Hodgson
28 August 2014

















 

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