- London Handel Festival

2020 – Handel and the Hanoverians

The 2020 London Handel Festival takes ‘Handel and the Hanoverians’ as its theme and will explore the links between Handel and the reigning Hanoverian monarchy at the time, to whom Handel dedicated much of his music, and whose patronage he enjoyed.  Our usual packed calendar of events will delve into the rich variety of compositional output Handel dedicated to his royal patrons, and furthermore his adept diplomacy in maintaining good relations with the feuding generations of the royal family at the time.

Highlights of this year’s festival include the rarely-heard oratorio The Triumph of Time and Truth and Parnasso in Festa written for the Princess Royal’s wedding.  Other major events include Opera Settecento’s Fernando and our Princely Patronage concerts with John Andrews and the Brook Street Band.  Back by popular demand is our ‘Come and Sing’ event, a wonderful opportunity to perform the Coronation Anthems with Laurence Cummings.

We strongly encourage you to support our annual international Handel Singing Competition, now in its 19th year.  Last year we had a record number of entries, with 170 singers from 25 countries worldwide.  Come and hear these exceptionally talented young professionals delight us with their all-Handel programmes.

To download a copy of our season brochure with full details of all the events taking place in the 2020 London Handel Festival, please click London Handel Festival 2020 Season Brochure.