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‘Come & Sing’ workshop kicks off festival feast for Handel lovers

16 March, 2017 — By Sebastian Taylor

Portrait of Handel, by Balthasar Denner

The annual London Handel Festival gets under way this Saturday (March 18) with a “Come and Sing” workshop/ performance of Handel’s Coronation Anthems at the Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair. After that, there’s a feast for Handel lovers in the shape of recitals, concerts, operas, work­shops and competition performances.

Highlights include a concert to mark the 15th anniversary of the Handel Singing Competition at Cadogan Hall on March 27. Singing are past finalists Ruby Hughes, Iestyn Davies and Rupert Charlesworth.

This year’s Handel opera mounted with Royal College of Music collaboration is Faramondo and the Handel oratorio is Joseph and His Brethren.

The popular annual performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion is at St George’s Hanover Square on Good Friday, April 14.

• Come & Sing Handel’s Coronation Anthems: Little Baroque Co/conductor Laurence Cummings, Saturday March 18, Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street, W1, 11am
More details and tickets at www.london-handel-festival.com

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