LONDON HANDEL FESTIVAL
This page and website was updated on 15 October
OUTLINE DATES FOR 2015
To book ONLINE please go to the top right-hand corner of this page and CLICK on BOOK ONLINE.
You can join our ENEWS list on this page - please go to the bottom right corner, or you can receive a paper mailing for £8 per year. Please contact the office if you would like to do this. The paper mailing with the Brochure) and the booking form will be sent out in early January. We also have ONLINE BOOKING which you can access from this page - top right-hand corner.
OFFICE hours are normally 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Tel: 01460 53500
ADVERTISING in the Festival programme - please contact Catherine Hodgson or Elaine Thomsitt of Motivated Media.
Semele illustration by Elizabeth Gadsby
NEW VIDEO - you will find our new video about the HANDEL SINGING COMPETITION on Vimeo - click HERE
Handel Fundraiser - Thursday 27 November 2014 6.30pm
Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Street, London, W1
Robin Blaze counter-tenor
Laurence Cummings harpsichord
Click HERE for the flyer
Handel Messiah - Thursday 4 December 2014 7pm
St George's, Hanover Square
Sophie Junker soprano
Sally Bruce-Payne mezzo-soprano
Alexander Sprague tenor
James Oldfield bass-baritone
Click HERE for the flyer
Booking will start on 20 0ctober online for 27 November and 4 December.
Some seats will be reserved at the Box Office for Handel Supporters until 27 October. Please contact us if you are not able to find what you want online.
London Handel FestivaL 2015
Click HERE for the ADVANCE NOTICE.
NEW CHAIRS for the London Handel Orchestra
Click HERE to help us with the cost of buying them.
HANDEL SUPPORTERS 2015 Leaflet
To download click HERE
Booking date for Semele at QEH - to be confirmed.
Booking date for London Handel Players at Wigmore
13 January for Friends of Wigmore;
3 February for general booking.
Online booking date for the rest of the Festival
19 January (seats will be reserved for Handel Supporters for one week until 25 January).
Telephone booking from 26 January.
Postal bookings will be dealt with in order of priority (ie. paid up members of the Handel Supporters will get first choice).
The paper mailing (to paid up Handel Supporters) will go out just after Christmas. If you would like to join please click HERE to take you to the Supporters' page. You can also download the Handel Supporters leaflet - please click HERE.
2015 Handel Singing Competition
First Round - 23-25 February 2015
Semi-Final - Thursday 9 April
Final - Monday 20 April
For more information please go to the Competition page (HSC).
Box office - Please be patient when using the Online booking system - when a lot of people are accessing it it will slow down. It also needs time to calculate your requests. When inputting your personal information into the customer fields please make sure you put the right information in the correct field. The system is very logical and will get confused if a telephone number is in the email field for example! Good luck and you can always ring us for help if you get stuck - 01460 54660.
I am afraid that our system doesn't like Ipads but we are working on a new Box Office system for the 2015 Festival.
For updated information about the Competition please go to the HSC page. Results of the Final are on the HSC page.
Booking starts for our annual performance of Messiah on 20 October - Sophie Junker, Sally Bruce-Payne, Alex @SpragueTenor & James Oldfield.
27th May 2014
THE FESTIVAL IS OVER
1st January 2014
HAPPY NEW YEAR
17th December 2013
THE RUN-UP TO CHRISTMAS
The summer months have been spent in planning, organising, chasing information, spending time gardening and having a short holiday. Suddenly September has almost arrived and everything starts to speed up as concert dates and performers need to be finalised; publicity materials have to be created and printed; mailings organised; websites updated etc. So lots to do. We are returning to Chandos House this year for our FUNDRAISER on Thursday 27 November. This is an important event in the year as it brings together our dedicated supporters and some much needed cash for the Festival. We have a lovely concert to start the evening, followed by a delicious dinner and auction. Our annual performance of MESSIAH conducted by Simon Williams will be on Thursday 4 December this year with an excellent line-up of singers: Sophie Junker (HSC Winner in 2010), Sally Bruce-Payne, Alexander Sprague and James Oldfield. The Handel Singing Competition 2015 information is now available...
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