Spring Awakenings

14 March 2024 to 20 April 2024 St George's

Spring Awakenings, the 2024 London Handel Festival opens this week!

Welcome to the 2024 London Handel Festival Spring Awakenings, full of artistic delights, thrilling Handel-inspired performances and events, all of which have been designed to awaken the senses and enrich the soul. The 2024 Festival features some of the finest Handelian performers in the world in a dazzling programme that represents the incredible depth and variety of Handel’s compositional canon.

The London Handel Festival aims  to enrich people’s lives through the performance of Handel’s music and to embody his spirit throughout. Handel’s impact on the cultural life of London, the UK  and the world can still be experienced today and the LHF remain committed to celebrating the life, the music, and continued legacy of this great cultural icon. 

Highlights Include:

Music for Royal Spaces: March 20th

Handel’s music and life is inextricably linked with the British Monarchy with a particularly close association with the Chapel Royal, a setting in which a great number of liturgical works were first performed. Although sold out, If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please contact our box office (box.office@londonhandelfestival.org.uk).

Ensemble Molière present 'Hidden Gems': Sunday 24 March, 5.30pm: The Foundling Museum

Returning to the Festival, the young ensemble bring a programme of beautiful and rarely heard collections of 18th-century French Baroque chamber music paired with its more well-known counterparts. The performance is preceded by a special talk at 4pm by Katharine Hogg.

St John Passion: Good Friday 29 March, 4pm: St George's, Hanover Square

One of the great musical highlights of Easter in London. Good Friday 2024 marks the 300th anniversary of the first performance of Bach’s St John Passion. The Choir of St George’s, Hanover Square and London Handel Orchestra will present this profound and moving work for the first time in over 15 years.

A Coronation Made New! Saturday 6 April, 7pm: St Martin-in-the-Fields

A sensational Coronation-inspired concert sees the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, National Youth Choir and composers Anna Clyne, Héloïse Werner, Ben Nobuto and Roderick Williams join forces at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Handel Hendrix House Sessions: Tuesday 16 April, 7pm: Handel Hendrix House

An exclusive late opening of Handel Hendrix House. The evening includes an array of pop-up performances of Handel-inspired music by contemporary performers. Very limited capacity so early booking recommended.

Spring Awakenings promises to be a very special moment in the history of the London Handel Festival. Come and join us, be part of our Festival and be enriched by the power of Handel’s music and his continued legacy. 

Discover the full festival programme HERE