The Handel Institute

... But Handel’s harmony affects the soul,
To sooth by sweetness, or by force controul;
And with like sounds as tune the rolling spheres,
So tunes the mind, that ev’ry sense has ears.
When jaundice jealousy, and carking care,
Or tyrant pride, or homicide despair,
The soul as on a rack in torture keep,
Those monsters Handel’s music lulls to sleep.

an anonymous poem in The Gentleman's Magazine (May 1740)


This website is the responsibility of David Vickers and Matthew Gardner, with support from The Handel Institute. It was designed with assistance from Duncan Fielden.

'Handel', statue, Louis François Roubiliac

Recent News and Current Events

The Handel Institute – Conference 'Handel and His Music for Patrons', 2425 November 2018
Further details...


The Handel Institute – Research Awards Research Awards are available for 2018, applications should be made by 30 November 2017.
Further details...


Handel Institute – Grants for Staged Productions of Handel's Operas

The Handel Institute offers a grant of up to £5,000 towards a production of an opera by Handel. The next deadline is 30 November 2017.
Further details...


Follow the Handel Institute on social media:

 


Unless explicitly specified otherwise, this page and all other pages at this site are Copyright © 2015 by David Vickers and Matthew Gardner

GFHandel.org credits

Last updated: November 17, 2017  · Site design: Duncan Fielden, Matthew Gardner and David Vickers