His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, to be the Patron of The Hallelujah Project
The Handel House Trust is delighted to announce that His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, has kindly agreed to be the Patron of the Hallelujah Project.
This exciting project was launched on Handel’s birthday, 23 February 2018. Its aim is to re-create the whole of Handel’s home at 25 Brook Street in Mayfair, including re-instating the original façade and restoring the ground-floor parlours and basement kitchen.
The project will be completed, and the fully-realised house will open to the public, in 2023. Just in time for the 300th anniversary of when the house was built and the great composer moved in as its first occupant in 1723.
Many of the musical masterpieces that Handel created whilst living at 25 Brook Street were composed under the patronage of Prince Charles’s ancestors, King George I and King George II. Handel’s magnificent anthem ‘Zadok the Priest’ has been played at the
coronation of every British monarch since George II, for whom it was written. And other great works by Handel have been chosen for many recent royal weddings and celebrations.
In addition to this long-standing family link to 25 Brook Street’s most famous resident, Prince Charles will bring to the project his well-known passion and expertise in the field of the authentic restoration of beautiful and significant historic buildings.
The Hallelujah Project will mark the culmination of the charity’s mission to preserve the completed home of one of our greatest ever composers for posterity, and to enable future generations to experience and enjoy this special place in the heart of London forever
We are enormously proud and grateful to have His Royal’s Highness’s gracious support for this great campaign.