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2022 Opening Night Celebration

*Please note, £75 tickets for the opening night reception have now sold out

Tickets: £75 | £55 | £45 | £30 | £15*

*please note £15 are heavily restricted viewing

“Handel has never had it so good in his adopted city.”
Hugh Canning, Sunday Times

Musical Director and acclaimed Handalian Laurence Cummings directs the amassed forces of the Academy of Ancient Music and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain in our opening night celebration. London Handel Festival 2022 opens with a bang. The massed forces will perform some of Handel’s most magisterial and triumphant music. As well as some well known Handel favourite the programme also features the world premiere of Anna Clyne’s ‘in thy beauty’. Anna’s interpretation of a text often associated with Handel’s Coronation Anthems keeps the inspiration of Handel alive today.


Academy of Ancient Music
National Youth Choir of Great Britain Chamber Choir

Musical Director Laurence Cummings


G. F. Handel Zadok the Priest HWV 258

G. F. Handel The Nightingale and the Cuckoo Concert HWV 295

G, F, Handel As Pants the Hart HWV 261

G. F. Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV 351

Anna Clyne In Thy Beauty (world premiere)

G. F. Handel Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 11

G. F. Handel Dopo Notte HWV 33

G. F. Handel The King Shall Rejoice HWV 260


Click here to download our 2022 Festival programme ‘New Beginnings’

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