Hanover Rules!

Handel House Museum’s season of events celebrating Handel’s links with the Royal Family

Sixteen concerts programmed in May-August 2014

To commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Hanoverian Succession, Handel House Museum has programmed a season of music focusing on his many works for official and private occasions for the Royal Family - ‘Hanover Rules!’. Concerts will take place in the intimate setting of Handel’s own Rehearsal and Performance Room which has a capacity of just 28 seats.

Handel’s links with the Hanoverian family began in 1710 when he became Kapellmeister to the Elector of Hanover and future British King George I. But he made his mark, and history, in 1727 with King George II’s coronation anthems, including Zadok the Priest which has since been performed at every coronation.

See below list of our special events.


£9, £5 students unless otherwise stated


Booking opens Monday 31 March, 10am
Booking line +44(0) 020 7399 1953

July 2014

August 2014

More information about the Anniversary can be found here:

German Embassy London: 300 Years of British-German Royal Ties

Celebrations continue elsewhere in London and Germany. They include:

By George! Handel’s Music for Royal Occasions
The Foundling Museum (7 February 2014 - 18 May 2014)

Early Georgian Royal Palaces in Britain and Germany
The German House Lecture (13 March 2014, 6.30pm)

‘Inside was a Parchment, so beautifully painted on all sides’: The Ornate Charter of the Hanoverian Succession
German Historical Institute London Lecture (18 March 2014, 5:30pm)

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain
Victoria and Albert Museum (22 March – 13 July 2014)

The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1714-1760
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London (11 April - 12 October 2014)

Glorious Georges Season
Historic Royal Palaces, Hampton Court, Kensington and Kew Palaces (from 17 April 2014)

The Year 1714
Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music (16 - 24 May 2014)

The Hanoverians on Britain’s Throne 1714 - 1837
Landesmuseum, Hanover, Germany (17 May till 5 October 2014)

George I - 300 years on: Reconstructing the Succession
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution Conference (18-20 June 2014)

Royal Heritage Route Germany
German National Tourist Office UK and Ireland

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