Lecture on Handel in Georgian England

From the moment the 25-year-old Handel arrived in London in 1710, he was welcomed onto the English musical scene with open arms, and for the next 30 years drew a steady income by composing Italian operas.  When operatic taste waned in the 1730s, Handel turned his skills to the writing of oratorio, and works such as Messiah, Theodore and Solomon instantly appealed to a national sense of religious piety. The lecturer presents a lively account of Handel’s musical adventures in London through keyboard music, song and digital images.

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

10:00 AM

4:00 PM

Morning and afternoon sessions are available – contact us for availability and exact timings.

Weyhill Fairground Hall, Weyhill, Andover, Hants. SP11 0QN

(01264) 358065