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International Handel Singing Competition Final

International Handel Singing Competition Final


Booking Dates

Major Donors & Director’s Circle from 24th January
Patron’s Circle from 28th January
Associate Benefactors & Benefactors from 31st January
Friends from 3rd February
General booking from 7th February


The Handel Singing Competition was inaugurated in 2002 and has grown to become a major international singing event, attracting some 150 applicants from all over the world in recent years. Ian Partridge and James Bowman were the first adjudicators, and past finalists include Iestyn Davies, Ruby Hughes, Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead, Sophie Junker, Anna Starushkevych and Grace Davidson.


First Prize £5,000 generously supported by Philip Carne and the Carne Trust

Second Prize £2,000 supported in memory of Michael Ewart

Audience Prize £300

Finalists Prize £300

All finalists in the Handel Singing Competition are guaranteed recitals in the London Handel Festival. Many past finalists are also invited to perform solos in other prestigious concerts during the Festival and in other concerts and recitals internationally.

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