Founded in 1978 the London Handel Festival has been played a key role in the UK’s Handel revival and specialises in the performance of lesser-known works of the period. Under the stewardship of artistic director Laurence Cummings and Festival Director Samir Savant, the London Handel Festival 2017 offers a much broader range of events than before including walks, talks and film screenings. Over six weeks the Festival celebrates the life and work of Handel and his life as a European naturalised immigrant, entrepreneur and philanthropist. While continuing to present concerts at Handel’s parish church, St George’s, Hanover Square, this year’s Festival expands to take over London with events at Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal College of Music, Foundling Museum, Grosvenor Chapel, Royal Academy of Music, Charterhouse, as well as St Lawrence’s Church, Little Stanmore. The London Handel Festival this year also celebrates the 15th anniversary of its renown Handel Singing Competition which revealed talents such as Iestyn Davies and Ruby Hughes.
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