Sunday, 9 October 2011

London Handel Festival

The London Handel Festival have published their programme for next year's festival. Highlights include a staging of Riccardo Primo at the Royal College of Music. At St. George's Church, Hanover Square, Handel's Messiah will be presented in the original 1742 Dublin version, a rare outing for this version of the piece. Also at St. George's will be a performance of the 1712 version of Il Pastor Fido given by La Nuova Musica. There are the usual regulars such as the Handel Singing Competition, visits from the Southbank Sinfonia Baroque, Trinity Laban Baroque Orchestra, the Guildhall Baroque Orchestra and the annual performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion. As well as a concert performance of Hasse's Cajo Fabricio by Ensemble Serse, the work's modern premiere.

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