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Friday, January 4, 2008

[London] News from the London Handel Society - dated 4 January 2008

London Handel Festival 2008 -

The deadline for applications for the Handel Singing Competition 2008 is approaching - Friday 18 January. I have had a few singers asking for clarification but hope that we will get a good number of singers actually taking part. All the information is on the website for those who have not already decided to participate. This year all the Rounds are open to the public - 17, 18, 19 March for the First Round at the RAM, 25 March for the Semi-Final and 3 April for the Final, both at St George's Hanover Square.

for the Festival has started for those who are part of the Handel Supporters scheme, and will be open to everyone else from 31 January - please see details in the brochure or online on the Booking Information page. Online booking is not quite ready but will be by mid January.

Friends of the LHF Winter Series
- the first concert in 2008 is on 24 January, at 7pm at St George's Hanover Square (10 tickets on the door) with the Ensemble Amaranthos. This will be followed on 28 February with a concert by Four Temperaments (Donum Musicum). Both young chamber groups are highly thought of and represent the RCM and the RAM.

There are two new CDs available - Handel Esther
and the new London Handel Players' Handel - Complete Violin Sonatas Op2 and both are available from the office. Esther is getting excellent reviews and is the Editor's Choice in Gramophone January 2008.

Happy New Year
Best wishes
Catherine Hodgson
Horton House, 8 Ditton Street
Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 0BQ
Tel/Fax: 01460 53500
Box Office: 01460 54660
Festival Director
London Handel Festival
London Handel Society
London Handel Players

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