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International Handel Singing Competition Final

International Handel Singing Competition Final

St George’s Hanover Square

 

BOOKING OPEN

 

Join us for the 2021 final of the international Handel Singing Competition.

Our finalists (to be announced) will be joined by Laurence Cummings and the London Handel Orchestra for this renowned event.

Background

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.

Prizes

First Prize: £5000
Second Prize: £2000
Audience Prize: £300
Finalist Prizes: £300

All Finalists in the Handel Singing Competition are guaranteed recitals in the 2021 London Handel Festival, and many past finalists are also asked to perform solos in other prestigious concerts during the Festival, and in other concerts and recitals both in the UK and abroad. For example, the 2019 London Handel Festival featured no fewer than 20 past Finalists and there are also recent Finalists performing at the Handel Festivals both in Goettingen and Halle. The winner of this year’s competition has also been invited to perform the solos in Messiah with the Huddersfield Choral Society, under the direction of Jane Glover, and also a prestigious recital with the City Music Society.

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