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This page and website was updated on 18 September.


We are delighted that Richard Hopkin becomes the new London Handel Society Chairman this summer. However we are very sad that Stephen Cooke has retired after 17 years in the role. Please download the letter from Stephen HERE

We are delighted that Robin Blaze can join us on
27 November at Chandos House for our fundraising evening.

Tuesday 10 March - Handel SEMELE
at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Wednesday 11 March
Amadè Players
at Foundling Museum
Thursday 12 March -
Red Priest
at St George's, Hanover Square
Tuesday 17 March - Opera Settecento
at St George's, Hanover Square
Thursday 19 March -
Solomon's Knot
at St George's, Hanover Square
23, 24, 25, 26 March -
at Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music
Saturday 28 March -
at Foundling Museum
Wednesday 1 April -
Handel Singing Competition Showcase at Foundling Museum
Friday 3 April - Bach St Matthew Passion
at St George's, Hanover Square
at St George's, Hanover Square
Thursday 9 April - HSC 2015 Semi-Final
at St George's, Hanover Square
Tuesday 14 April - London Handel Players
at Wigmore Hall
Thursday 16 April -
at St George's, Hanover Square
Friday 17 April - Southbank Sinfonia Baroque
at St George's, Hanover Square
Monday 20 April - HSC 2015 FINAL
at St George's, Hanover Square

In addition there will be a Lunchtime Series, Walks and Talks.

Booking dates will be available by mid-September and will vary depending on the venues concerned.

A paper mailing will go out towards the end of September for those on the paid mailing list. 

2015 Handel Singing Competition
First Round - 23-25 February 2015
Semi-Final - Thursday 9 April
Final - Monday 20 April

For information please go to the Competition page.

Catherine Hodgson
Festival Director

Ewa Gubanska



Rupert CharlesworthAnna Starushkevych

Laurence Cummings

Adrian Butterfield

Arianna in Creta
Il pastor fido
Riccardo Primo

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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

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

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.

Box officePlease 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 planning to upgrade the system in time for the 2015 Festival.

HSC 2014
For updated information about the Competition please go to the HSC page. Results of the Final are on the HSC page.

You can download the 2014 FESTIVAL BROCHURE - click HERE. You can see is on ISSUU as well.

HANDEL SUPPORTERS Leaflet - To download click HERE

For details please go to the BOOKINGS page.

BOX OFFICE: 01460 54660 - Monday to Friday
10am-12.30pm & 2-4pm - if no-one is available please leave a message.

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 £6 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-5pm Monday to Friday.

Tel: 01460 53500
London Handel Society
Horton House - 8 Ditton Street
Ilminster - Somerset - TA19 0BQ
Catherine Hodgson - Festival Director

ADVERTISING in the Festival programme - please contact Catherine Hodgson or Elaine Thomsitt of Motivated Media.

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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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