Handel House Museum’s season of events celebrating Handel’s links with the Royal Family
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 with ‘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.
More information about the Anniversary can be found on the German Embassy London website 300 Years of British-German Royal Ties.
This season has now ended but below is a film about Handel's musical contributions for the Royal Family.