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International Handel Singing Competition 2024 Application to Enter

International Handel Singing Competition 2024 Application to Enter

Thank you for your interest in the 2024 International Handel Singing Competition, one of the world’s leading competitions for baroque singers. Applications are now open and the deadline for entires is 23:59 on Sunday 14 January 2024. 

An information sheet with details on the 2024 competition can be downloaded here. The application form can be downloaded here. Please submit this along with a good quality video recording (we recommend sending via Youtube, Vimeo or WeTransfer) to competition@londonhandelfestival.org.uk.

To enter, click the ‘Book Tickets’ button and follow the checkout process selecting your voice type and paying the application fee. Once done, please email your application form and link to your video recording to competition@londonhandelfestival.org.uk

The International Handel Singing Competition is open to all singers aged between 23 – 34 on 1 February 2024. It is a showcase for historically informed performance of Handel’s music. In the Semi-Final and Final, all items must be performed without cuts, in all rounds, works must be performed in the original language and original key. Transpositions, including octave transpositions of voice parts will not be accepted. Items in the preliminary round may be performed at the Semi-Final or Final of the competition. Other than that, items sung in one round may not be repeated in later rounds. 

PRELIMINARY ROUND

All candidates must supply a good quality video recording of them performing an aria by Handel. Ideally, this will include a recitative and should be at least 3 minutes long (including any da capo or dal segno). The performance can be accompanied by any keyboard instrument or ensemble. 

DEADLINES

Preliminary Round submission deadline 14 January 2024

Results of Preliminary Round selection 22  January 2024

First Round 22 & 23 February 2024

Semi Final 19 March 2024 

Final 19 April 2024

For further information regarding the International Handel Singing Competition 2024 including details on further rounds alongside FAQs, please click here.

For any questions or queries, please email competition@londonhandelfestival.org.uk.

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