2021 International Handel Singing Competition

London, GBR
Deadline: 01/04/2021
Fee: $46.50


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We are delighted to announce details for our 2021 international Handel Singing Competition. All our events will proceed in a Covid-19 safe and secure manner for our musicians and audiences alike. For more details about how your safety is our paramount concern.

The 2021 Competition will comprise a preliminary round of reviewing files sent digitally, and then the first “live” round at Craxton Studios in north London. Then follows the Semi-Final with around 12 singers accompanied by harpsichord, and then the Final with 5 or 6 singers who are accompanied by the London Handel Orchestra, conducted by Laurence Cummings. Both the Semi-Final and Final will be held at St George’s, Hanover Square in Mayfair, central London (Handel’s own church) and are open to the general public as part of the annual London Handel Festival. These events are well attended, including by many agents and promoters. All competitors are required to submit all-Handel programmes at each stage. Further details about repertoire will be available at the time of application.

Age Limit

23 to 34 years old as of 1 February 2021 i.e. you must be at least 23 years old and no older than 34 on this date.


First Prize: £5000

Second Prize: £2000

Audience Prize: £300

Finalist Award: £300

Applications are being processed online.

There is registration fee of £46.50 (£44 application + £2.50 transaction fee) payable for entering the competition, to be made through our online application process.

Application Deadline: 4 January 12 midnight (UK Time)

For more info, go to https://www.london-handel-festival.com/handel-singing-competition/

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