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Festival calendar

Full programme

The 2017 Göttingen International Handel Festival was held under the thematic heading ‘Faith and doubt’. See the complete schedule of events below, or download the 4-page Festival Calendar at »Festival Magazine.

Exhibitions and collections at Göttingen University also offered plenty to discover during the Festival period. Further information is available at »Exhibitions and Collections.

Past events

Wednesday, 8 March

8 pm · Bremers Weinkellerei am Wall

Händel-Talk I

In 2017, the popular Handel Talk series enters its next round. Since 2012, Festival Managing...

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Wednesday, 29 March

6 pm · GT Townhall

Händel-Talk II meets GT Townhall

In 2017, the popular Handel Talk series enters its next round. Since 2012, Festival Managing...

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Wednesday, 26 April

8 pm · Bremers Weinkellerei am Wall

Händel-Talk III

In 2017, the popular Handel Talk series enters its next round. Since 2012, Festival Managing...

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Saturday, 6 Mai

18.00 Uhr · Junges Theater

Beyond Doubt: Lotario

Premiere · The struggle of good against evil – an opera as a myth about a superhero!...

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Sunday, 7 Mai

10.00 Uhr · St. Jacobi-Kirche

Sing-along-service

Making music together is yet more enjoyable than singing and playing alone – also in the...

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Sunday, 7 May

15.00 Uhr · Junges Theater

Beyond Doubt: Lotario

The struggle of good against evil – an opera as a myth about a superhero! Young people of...

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Thursday, 11 May

18.00 Uhr · Junges Theater

Beyond Doubt: Lotario

The struggle of good against evil – an opera as a myth about a superhero! Young people of...

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7.30 pm · Aula der Universität

Auftakt

Works by Handel, Biber, Telemann · They are among the finest musicians in their domains,...

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Friday, 12 May

10 am – 6.45 pm · Alte Mensa, Adam-von-Trott-Saal

göttingen händel competition

Competition day 1 · Even success stories sometimes need to enter a new chapter: emerging...

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18.00 Uhr · Junges Theater

Beyond Doubt: Lotario

The struggle of good against evil – an opera as a myth about a superhero! Young people of...

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7 pm · Theater der Nacht, Northeim

Händels Hamster

A hamster? Handel had a hamster? Yes, really. And this hamster was a smart little creature for...

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Saturday, 13 May

10 am - 12.45 pm · Alte Mensa, Adam-von-Trott-Saal

göttingen händel competition

Competition day 2 · Even success stories sometimes need to enter a new chapter: emerging...

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2.30 pm · Jacobikirchhof

Festival opening

With announcement of the winners of the 2017 göttingen händel competition

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4 pm · Theater der Nacht, Northeim

Händels Hamster

A hamster? Handel had a hamster? Yes, really. And this hamster was a smart little creature for...

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Dominique Labelle
7.30 pm · Stadthalle Göttingen

Gala concert with Dominique Labelle

As a performer of works by Bach, Handel and Mozart, she is not only the Festival audience’s...

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Sunday, 14 May

11 am · Aula der Universität

Andreas Staier

When Handel came to London in 1710, he found there a rich musical tradition of which the...

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2 pm · in front of the Aula

Guided tour of Karzer and Aula

(in German) · Built in 1837 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the...

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4 pm · Theater der Nacht, Northeim

Händels Hamster

A hamster? Handel had a hamster? Yes, really. And this hamster was a smart little creature for...

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6 pm · St. Johannis-Kirche

Israel in Egypt (HWV 54)

Oratorio in three parts · Egypt’s Pharaoh is enslaving the peacefully living people...

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Monday, 15 May

7.30 pm · Rittersaal im Welfenschloss

Prizewinners’ Concert 2017

As was the case with the Göttingen Historical Music Series, the göttingen händel...

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Tuesday, 16 May

8 pm · Kapitelsaal, Kloster Walkenried

Luthers Laute

Luther, the musician: he wrote hymn texts and in some cases melodies, too, and he himself played...

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Wednesday, 17 May

4 pm · Betten Heller, Kornmarkt

Im Bett mit ...

Avi Avital · Close encounters with our artists await you in the Göttingen pedestrian...

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20.30 · Distribo-Logistikzentrum

Sabrina Ma

Born in England, at home in Hong Kong and Berlin: multi-percussionist Sabrina Ma performs...

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9 pm · Irish Pub Göttingen

Handel goes Pub

The Curious Bards · In 2016, an enthusiastic audience experienced the Handel...

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Thursday, 18 May

8.30 pm · Biotechnikum der KWS SAAT SE, Einbeck

Pierre Jarawan and Avi Avital

German-Lebanese author Pierre Jarawan and Avi Avital, mandolinist from Israel, present a...

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Friday, 19 May

6 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Premiere Lotario (HWV 26)

Dramma per musica in three acts by G. F. Handel Staged performance in Italian

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Saturday, 20 May

10.00-15.00 Uhr · Innenstadt Göttingen

Family day

On the Family day, imaginative join-in events, concerts and workshops turn the town centre into a...

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12 noon · Deutsches Theater Göttingen, DT-X

International Handel-Brunch

At last a chance to catch up with ‘Handel family’ friends! But concert intervals are...

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2 pm · Alte Mensa

Guided tour of the exhibition „on/off“

(in German) · Which paths do scientists have to take to be successful in their studies?...

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3 pm · St. Christophorus-Kirche

eeemerging: Castello Consort

In 2016, this up-and-coming young ensemble was selected from among 63 competing groups for the...

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4.30 pm · Betten Heller, Kornmarkt

Im Bett mit ...

Sophie Rennert · Close encounters with our artists await you in the Göttingen...

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6 pm · Stadthalle Göttingen

Lucio Cornelio Silla (HWV 10)

Semi-staged opera performance with costumes · He declared undesirable (and wealthy) rivals...

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10 pm · Göttinger Synagoge

Jüdische Nachtmusik

He has made the music that until November 9th, 1938, had its firm place in the liberal synagogues...

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Sunday, 21 May

11 am · Aula der Universität

Stiftungskonzert 2017

Hélène Schmitt: Rosenkranz Sonatas · She is a frequent and welcome guest at...

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5 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Lotario (HWV 26)

Dramma per musica in three acts by G. F. Handel Staged performance in Italian · The king...

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7 pm · St. Johannis-Kirche

Luther in Worms

Oratorio in two parts by Ludwig Meinardus · An oratorio for the Reformer! Ludwig Meinardus...

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Monday, 22 May

3 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Lotario (HWV 26)

Dramma per musica in three acts by G. F. Handel  Staged performance in Italian

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8 pm · St. Johannis-Kirche Rosdorf

Franziska Gottwald

Faith and doubt are constant companions in the course of human relationships, even – or...

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Tuesday, 23 May

4 pm · Betten Heller, Kornmarkt

Im Bett mit ...

Rupert Charlesworth · Close encounters with our artists await you in the Göttingen...

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6 pm · Bremers Weinkellerei am Wall

Readings, wine and music

Culture, wine and joie de vivre – these three things go hand in hand! With this in mind,...

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6 pm · Lokhalle Göttingen

Open doors occasion

Lotario for all! · Year on year, the Festival opera ‘open doors occasion’ is a...

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8 pm · St. Thomas-Kirche Scharzfeld

FOG im Fokus

David Staff, Trumpet · Thomas the doubter starts to believe only upon touching the wound...

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Wednesday, 24 May

4 pm · Betten Heller, Kornmarkt

Im Bett mit ...

Members of the Beyond Doubt: Lotario production team · Close encounters with our artists...

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6 pm · Bremers Weinkellerei am Wall

Readings, wine and music

Culture, wine and joie de vivre – these three things go hand in hand! With this in mind,...

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7 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Lotario (HWV 26)

Dramma per musica in three acts by G. F. Handel  Staged performance in Italian

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7.30 pm · Muthaus, Burg Hardeg, Hardegsen

The Jones Band

Music arouses emotions. With their selection of pieces by Telemann, Vivaldi, Somis and others,...

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Thursday, 25 May

2 pm · Alte Mensa

Guided tour of the exhibition „on/off“

(in German) · Which paths do scientists have to take to be successful in their studies?...

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4 pm · Alte Mensa, Adam-von-Trott-Saal

Festival Lecture

„Das abgedruckte Bild von Bäumen und vom Grase“ or Allerlei Atheismus im

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6 pm · Stadthalle Göttingen

Brockes-Passion (HWV 48)

The Gospel of St. Matthew is the starting point on which Barthold Heinrich Brockes bases his...

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10.15 pm · St. Paulus-Kirche

eeemerging: Continuum

In this atmospheric night concert, the eeemerging ensemble Continuum presents the Neun deutsche...

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Friday, 26 May

5 am · Restaurant Graf Isang, Seeburg

Sunrise!

At the perfect moment, as if ‘on cue’, the sun rose behind the performing musician....

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2 pm · Alte Mensa, Adam-von-Trott-Saal

Symposium „Wo deine Wunder-Flöthe klinget“

Barthold Heinrich Brockes and the music · Brockes on Handel: “When a Handel...

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7 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Lotario (HWV 26)

Dramma per musica in three acts by G. F. Handel  Staged performance in Italian

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7.30 pm · St. Martini-Kirche Dransfeld

Zweifel Glaube - von Brahms bis Mäntyjärvi

NDR Chor a cappella · Year after year, the Festival has the NDR Chor to thank –...

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Saturday, 27 May

11 am · Altes Rathaus

Guided Tour

Göttingen – place of faith, place of doubt · If the old sources are to be...

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12.00 Uhr · Stadthalle Göttingen

Family version of the opera Lotario

Matilde wants the Italian throne. In order to get it, she intends her son Idelberto to marry...

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2.30 pm · Betten Heller, Kornmarkt

Im Bett mit ...

Cell of Hell · Close encounters with our artists await you in the Göttingen...

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3 pm · St. Laurentius-Kirche Gieboldehausen

Concerto Romano

A Lutheran in Rome · Handel experienced Rome’s musical heyday. But how much of the...

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16.00 Uhr · Junges Theater

Beyond Doubt: Lotario

The struggle of good against evil – an opera as a myth about a superhero! Young people of...

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7.45 pm · Stadthalle Göttingen

Orfeo ed Euridice

This year’s Festival goes into its finale with not only Handel’s Lotario on the...

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10.30 pm · musa

Cell of Hell

The name says it all! This four-person ensemble of international musicians brings cello hard rock...

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Sunday, 28 May

12 noon · Aula der Universität

Göttinger Knabenchor

The Göttinger Knabenchor invites the audience to join them on a short excursion through the...

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2 pm · Vor dem Aulagebäude

Guided tour of Karzer and Aula

Built in 1837 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Georg-August-University...

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15.00 Uhr · Junges Theater

Beyond Doubt: Lotario

The struggle of good against evil – an opera as a myth about a superhero! Young people of...

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3 pm · Deutsches Theater Göttingen

Lotario (HWV 26)

Dramma per musica in three acts by G. F. Handel  Staged performance in Italian

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6 pm · Stadthalle Göttingen

Orfeo ed Euridice

This year’s Festival goes into its finale with not only Handel’s Lotario on the...

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