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On behalf of everyone at the London Handel Festival, welcome to the 2022 London Handel Festival: ‘New Beginnings’. Across a jam-packed three and a half weeks in the early spring, we are excited to present a dazzling array of world-class artists and Handel-inspired performances and events for you to enjoy.
All London Handel Festival events are crafted to offer you a unique opportunity to explore the musical wonders of this great composer in iconic venues throughout one of the world’s great cities. At the London Handel Festival our core mission is to share the inspiration of Handel and the wonders of his music as widely as possible. It is our profound belief that Handel’s music has just as much power to impact in 2022 as when it was first performed.
In the spirit of Handel, I am thrilled that young talent is at the heart of our 2022 festival. On April 9th we launch a new long-term partnership with the Coram Foundation, the organisation formerly known as the Foundling Hospital where Handel was a governor, whose mission is to develop, deliver and promote best practice in the support of vulnerable children and young people.
Handel’s entrepreneurial interest in championing all things new inspires the Festival’s commitment to showcasing new commissions, and this year we present notable world premieres of works by Anna Clyne and Joss Campbell.
The London Handel Festival continues to be the home of the very best performances of Handel’s own music. We are excited to welcome debut festival performances from world-renowned artists including Rachel Podger, Danielle De Niese, Ensemble 12 and many more. We continue to embrace the virtual space with special live online preview events. These events will offer our audiences the opportunity to meet our performers, hear from experts and become further immersed in the wonders of Handel.
As ever there are opportunities for people to get involved through our popular participation events. In particular we are delighted to see the return of our ‘Come and Sing’ days. Singing Handel’s music in the company of a leading Handel expert is an opportunity not to be missed.
After a period of relative hibernation the London Handel Festival is well and truly back with a bang! Along with our amazing supporters and on behalf of all our artists we looking forward to welcoming you to our festival of New Beginnings, a journey of exploration and inspiration.
The London Handel Festival is extremely grateful for support for the New Beginnings Festival 2022 from the following organisations:
The Fidelio Charitable Trust