The Hallelujah Project – 25 Brook Street
Handel was the first occupant of 25 Brook Street. He moved in in 1723, when it was newly
built. The Hallelujah Project will put back his home as closely as possible to exactly how it would have been when the great man himself lived here.
When the house is completed:
– the façade and railings will be returned to their original state
– Handel’s two ground floor parlours (where he received visitors and sometimes sold his
musical scores) will be restored as they would have been when he lived here
– the Georgian kitchen in the basement will be fully re-created, with the help of a detailed
inventory of its contents that was taken when Handel died
– the front door and original staircase at 25 Brook Street will once more become the main
entrance for all visitors, as they were for Handel himself
– The rooms throughout will be dressed accurately with Georgian contents
– Top-quality Georgian-style lighting will be installed throughout the historic rooms to recreate the impression of 18th-century candlelight
Meticulous standards of historical accuracy will be applied to the project, based on records and
inventories from the time. The Georgian Group will be closely involved throughout the planning
and delivery of the project. And experts on all aspects of 18th-century life and music will be consulted from start to finish.