2021 Competition

London Handel Festival - 2021 Competition

We were pleased to have proceeded on Friday 20 October with the Final of the 2021 Handel Singing Competition  The event was live streamed and is available to view on our YouTube channel.

Here are the final results.

Winner of Carne Trust Prize (first) – HILARY CRONIN soprano

Winner of second prize, supported by the Michael Ewart fund – BETHANY HORAK-HALLETT soprano

Winner of audience prize – HILARY CRONIN soprano

Winners of finalists prizes, supported by an endowment gift in memory of Howard & Nan Hopkin – FELIX KEMP, KIERAN RAYNER, HILARY CRONIN, BETHANY HORAK-HALLETT


Ian Partridge
Catherine Denley
Michael George

Caro Barnfield (semi-final), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (semi-final)

Tim Mead (final), Andrew Staples (final)

Laurence Cummings, Musical Director, says: “As ever its great privilege to work with such exceptional young singers, this year was no exception. As has been the case with all finalists of this competition,  I have no doubt that each of our finalists will go on to have careers of distinction. Particular congratulations to this year’s winner Hilary Cronin whose expression and commutation captured the true spirit of Handel.”