Homage to Handel! - our Handel Birthday Concert

Homage to Handel! - our Handel Birthday Concert

Be a part of our celebrations for the great composer and his lasting legacy to children today.

Be a part of Coram's online charity concert to celebrate the birthday of the great composer, and Coram benefactor, George Frideric Handel. It will be a night filled with musical delight and exclusive performances to honour his lasting legacy to children. 

Simon Callow live as ‘Dickens’

Charles Dickens grew up near the Foundling Hospital and, like Handel, helped raise both money and profile for the charity.  His famous works such as Oliver Twist and Little Dorrit feature foundling characters, and the novels highlight the plight many children faced in the 19th Century. In 1853, in Household Words magazine, Dickens published a feature titled Received, a Blank Child, which described life in the Foundling Hospital. It is this article which inspires Simon’s performance.

Historical footage from previous concerts of Mark Padmore and Carolyn Sampson with Sir Neville Marriner (1998) & Sir Peter Ustinov (as Mr Handel, 1999)

Re-experience the triumphal entry of the Band of the Scots Guards and the joy of singing “Hallelujah” together!   

Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama and St.Anne’s Gospel Choir

Julian Perkins and Sounds Baroque return with the talented groups for a special performance. 

Book your ticket through the link below.

The recording of the event will be available for one month afterwards to everyone that has booked a ticket.


Date Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 18:00 - 19:00
Location Online

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