May 12–22, 2022

2022 Handel Festival

Festival for free +++ göttingen händel competition 2022

Dear Handel friends,

here's to a happy new year! For 2022, we wish you 2G (Glück und Gesundheit – happiness and health) plus lots of extras. And to help you get started, we're sharing the highlights of our 2021 anniversary Festival with you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Our new streaming platform www.haendel-channel.de makes it possible; for just a few more weeks, unlimited access to all content will be available:

  • The virtuosic opening concert with Maurice Steger, the “Paganini of the recorder” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) and Laurence Cummings.
  • The Festival Opera Rodelinda in a brilliant family version accompanied by engaging moderation (Juri Tetzlaff).
  • Laurence Cummings' last solo concert as Artistic Director of the Göttingen International Handel Festival.
  • The grand Anniversary Gala with the FestspielOrchester Göttingen conducted by Nicholas McGegan, Laurence Cummings and George Petrou – here three generations of Festival Artistic Directors meet five superb soloists.
  • Excerpts from EZIO: Game of Rome, the largest youth project ever put on by the Göttingen Handel Festival.

You can also look forward to clips from the previous, digital Festival. And those who want to have a glimpse behind the scenes will have the opportunity to do so thanks to the wealth of bonus material. With this we would like to thank everyone who has supported us and the Festival in a variety of ways. Because without all of you, none of this would be possible. It is thanks to you that international and celebrated stars of the baroque scene flock to Göttingen every year and transform our city into an international Festival capital for a few weeks.

This new platform serves as a prelude in anticipation of the 2022 Festival from May 12-22 and will be regularly stocked with new video content – a welcome digital resource for the whole family when cultural events are once again dwindling, right when the darker months are upon us.

Stay with us, stay healthy! We are looking forward to your visit.

Your Festival team

Young talents explore new horizons!

Since 2017, the göttingen händel competition (ghc) has been focusing on fostering young talent while closely integrating the competition's content with the Festival's motto. In 2022, the competition will be expanded to include the special “Music and Space” prize with its own competition terms and conditions. This will encompass an additional prizewinners concert in the region, plus an invitation by the Philharmonie Cologne for the prizewinning ensemble to perform at FELIX! - Original. Klang. Köln. Click here for further information on competition terms and conditions!


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