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Please consider supporting our work through a legacy gift

This page was updated on 13 January 2018


We are a registered charity (no. 269184).

The London Handel Festival is an annual celebration of the work of George Frideric Handel.  Each year we present a critically acclaimed season of concerts, recitals, talks and walks, and everyone is welcome.  Since the very beginning the Festival has been supported by those passionate about Handel’s music and we have been fortunate to have received legacy gifts which have helped the Festival to grow and thrive.  

Our supporters make a huge contribution to the Festival each year, helping us maintain our high artistic standards whilst keeping ticket prices affordable. We do not receive any public subsidy and ticket sales alone do not cover all of our costs. Therefore we are reliant on our loyal supporters for our continued success each year, in particular to support our artistic ambitions to nurture young talent and explore Handel’s lesser known repertoire.

The annual Handel Singing Competition was inaugurated in 2002, and past finalists include singers who have gone on to stellar international careers, such as Ruby Hughes, Iestyn Davies and Lucy Crowe. 

Please consider supporting us through a gift in your will.  This will keep the glory of Handel's music alive for future generations and will also ensure that we continue to nurture future talent to perform Handel's varied repertoire.

Please see below for an example of wording you could use, but we strongly recommend that you consult a solicitor in the first instance.

If you have any questions about supporting us in this way, please contact Samir Savant, Festival Director in confidence - festivaldirector@londonhandelfestival.org.uk.

Thank you for your support.

Photos of Riccardo Primo - March 2012 (Chris Christodoulou)

Your solicitor will advise on the wording to be used but it could be as simple as ‘I give free of tax to the London Handel Society Limited charity number 269184 the sum of £ [ ] to be used for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt or treasurer or other proper officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge’.

Alternatively, a fraction or percentage of residue of your estate could be left to the Society, the exact wording of which should be as advised by your solicitor to make sure maximum tax advantage is gained in your estate. That is because any sort of legacy, i.e. a stated amount of cash or percentage of residue, will be free of inheritance tax on death but if the percentage of residue exceeds 10 per cent passing to charity, then there is a tax saving to be achieved in relation to the remainder of one’s estate.



London Handel Festival

London Handel Society
PO Box 79,
TA19 9WP


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