Upcoming Handel concerts & performances in and around London

Combine a visit to Handel House with a performance of one of his operas, oratorios or chamber music.

Messiah by Candlelight

St Martin-in-the-Fields,
Trafalgar Square,
Charing Cross,
London WC2N 4JJ

Friday 3 April 2020



Handel – Messiah

St Martin’s Voices
Brandenburg Sinfonia
Andrew Earis Conductor

St Martin’s Voices is an exciting and dynamic professional vocal ensemble, primarily made up of talented past and present choral scholars who come together to sing concerts and special events at St Martin-in-the-Fields and beyond.

A Royal Occasion

Holy Trinity Sloane Square
Sloane Street

Saturday 4th April 2020


These concerts feature 400 years of music written for and performed at the great royal occasions – coronations, weddings and funerals. Works of grandeur, grace, solemnity and celebration, they neatly mirror the history of both the country and the family they honour.

We are delighted to be joined by the three musicians – Elin Manahan Thomas, David Blackadder and Luke Bond – who so memorably performed Handel’s Eternal Source of Light Divine as Meghan Markle walked down the aisle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle to be married to Prince Harry. Alongside this work, we will perform music by Weelkes, Brahms, Elgar, Parry and Rutter.

Elin Manahan Thomas – Soprano
David Blackadder – Trumpet
Luke Bond – Organ

Messiah on Good Friday

Royal Albert Hall,
Kensington Gore,
South Kensington,
London SW7 2AP

Friday 10 April 2020


The Royal Choral Society has performed Handel’s Messiah on Good Friday afternoon at the Royal Albert Hall every year since 1876. This annual concert is one of London’s great Easter traditions and the perfect way to spend Good Friday afternoon.

Handel’s Messiah

Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace
London  SW1X 9DQ

Saturday 18 April 2020


The jewel in the crown of Streatham Choral’s 2019-20 season, Handel’s triumphant oratorio Messiah performed together with the superb Brandenburg Sinfonia.

A true tour-de-force, Messiah has been thrilling listeners since 1742 and is beloved by audiences and choirs alike. While often considered a Christmas staple, in fact Part II commemorates Jesus’ resurrection and is thus an eminently fitting subject for our April concert.

Handel’s Rodelinda

Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London


Lucy Crowe and Iestyn Davies are the devoted partners Rodelinda and Bertarido, heading a cast packed with exactly the sort of vocal star-power that Handel would have expected.