3rd December 2014
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 that lots of singers are working on their applications for the Handel Singing Competition 2015. The deadline for applications is 9 January at 630pm.
I am planning to have details about most of the events on the website by the end of December. I think I will need to forget about Christmas in order to do this.
3 December 2014
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,...
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