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November

This month, Handel House has been open to the public for 15 years and what better way to celebrate than with lots of Handel inspired events for you to take part in!

From our anniversary tea party to a chapel performance of Messiah, here at Handel & Hendrix in London we are doing our very best to make this November extra special.

Tea Party!

Tuesday 8 November, 11am-5pm

Happy 15th Birthday Handel House!

In celebration, we are inviting the public to come along, drink tea, eat birthday cake and meet the team behind this wonderful historic house.

Come and help us celebrate!

Handel House Singers: Come and Sing Messiah, Part 1 – Tenors & Basses

Saturday 12 November, 6pm

In keeping with our 15th Anniversary celebrations, Handel House Singers, conducted by Laurence Cummings will be giving a very special performance of Handel’s Messiah in Grosvenor Chapel, a church that Handel attended and performed in throughout his 36 years in London.

Male Tenors and Basses are still needed – any age or ability welcome!

The Composer’s Kitchen

Sunday 13 November, 2pm

Dr Sarah Pennell, University of Greenwich explores food in Georgian London.

As a historian of food and the household, Pennell will take you on a culinary tour of Handel’s kitchen to tell the stories behind the dishes which graced the composer’s often laden table; and find out what was good to eat in mid-eighteenth century London.

Handel’s Contemporaries

From the 20th – 30th of November, our Composer-in-Residence Hunter Coblentz draws inspiration from the way both Handel and Hendrix experimented with their instruments for a series of four contemporary music concerts. Come to hear something you’ve never heard before.

Friday Late Muso Act III

Friday 4 November, 6-9.30pm

In the penultimate chance to see them, improv opera group Impropera are back this Friday for our late-night special to sing homage to these two great musical masters, all on our original 18th century harpsichord.

Find out why BBC Radio London said of the last performances that it was “really worth it”, “a real privilege to be in the museum after dark”, and why BBC Radio 3 warned “Beware you can get addicted to Impropera”.

Hot off the presses!

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We are very excited to present Hendrix at Home: A Bluesman in Mayfair by Dr Christian Lloyd, our very own exhibition book for the Hendrix flat.

By focusing on Hendrix’s time in London and the extraordinary world of 1960s Mayfair, the book offers an insight into Jimi Hendrix, both as a man and as a musician.

Pop into our gift shop or buy online now!

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