LONDON HANDEL FESTIVAL
This page and website was updated on 21 December 2014
Semele (10 March 2015) at the Queen Elizabeth Hall is now on general sale. Please go to the Southbank Centre website to book or ring the box office. We will not be selling tickets for this concert from the London Handel Festival box office.
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 video about the HANDEL SINGING COMPETITION on Vimeo - click HERE
Click HERE for the Brochure LHF 2015
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 - 3 December for general booking.
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.
28th August 2014
AUTUMN AND PLANS FOR 2015
27th May 2014
THE FESTIVAL IS OVER
1st January 2014
HAPPY NEW YEAR
When a concert goes on sale we feel as though the Festival is almost underway. This year Handel Semele goes on sale today, 3 December, as it is taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Tickets will be sold from the Southbank Centre Box Office - online, by phone and in person. The Wigmore concert on 14 April will be sold via the Wigmore Box Office as of 3 February. The rest of the Festival goes on sale on 19 January. We are having a new box office system being built at the moment and hope that it will be quicker than the current one. Lots has changed in seven years. We need to test it and set it all up but plan to have it ready by 19 January (all being well!). London is such a busy place and unfortunately there are a few clashes with other events. Programming a Festival is a very complicated business and it is impossible to take other events into account all the time or we would not put on a Festival at all. Naturally we hope that you will choose to come to our concerts. I hope...
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