Handel Week Festival


From the Artistic Director



Warmest of WELCOMES to the Handel Week Family! We, the artists, board, volunteers and listeners here at Handel Week prize Baroque masterpieces of music and especially the music of Handel. We present world-class readings of music in an opulent acoustic, all in a room with tremendous sight lines! We surround these in-person and virtual concerts with informative lectures, fascinating program notes and festive receptions. We reach out to young singers to learn what it is to be a professional musician through our Wells Choral Scholar program and we engage young Conductors to hone their craft with our Mark and Randi Ravitts Woodworth Award for young conductors. Welcome to our website and read here about our upcoming musical offerings!
To Handel and his Music!

Dennis Northway

Concerts this Season

Concert 1 - The Grand Handel

Sunday, February 9th, 2020
3pm
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Concert 2 - The Alto in Love and Life!

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
7:30pm
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Concert 3 - The Regal Handel

Sunday, March 1st, 2020
3pm
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Our festival concerts feature:

  • Music in one of the most acoustically perfect venues in the area
  • For Concerts I and III: Pre-concert lectures beginning @ 2:15 pm and post-concert receptions with the artists
  • Concert II is cabaret-style concert: Intimate tables with refreshments. Artists provide commentary on performance
  • Free lighted parking in adjacent lot.
  • Free admission for children & teens between the ages of 8-18

Newsletter #4 - Handel week and the Illinois arts council agency and Illinois humanities are proud to announce arts and humanities month in Illinois

The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) and Illinois Humanities are proud to present Illinois Arts & Humanities Month. Throughout October, we encourage all Illinoisans to establish, deepen, and expand their relationships with the arts and humanities. Together, we celebrate the vital role of the arts and humanities in our individual and shared community life. AH! Month, an expansion of Illinois Arts Week begun in 1978, has led to hundreds of communities and countless individuals across the Land of Lincoln to become more aware of our state's vast cultural resources and to appreciate their animating force, economic impact, and power to unite. October is also National Arts & Humanities Month. So, our agencies will be working alongside our arts and humanities counterparts across all 50 states.

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Tickets

Our concert information in available on the concerts page and tickets are available on the Ticket Box page.

Our Venue

Excellent sight lines!
Plenty of parking!
Pilgrim Congregational Church
460 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60302
directions

Listen Now

O Ruddier than the Cherry
Artist:Philip A. Kraus
Acis and Galata
Handel Festival 2019
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Act III Opening
Artist: The Handel Week Festival Orchestra The Oratorio Solomon
2019 Performance
Aria: Will the sun forget to streak
Artist: Kimberly McCord and the Handel Week Festival Orchestra The Oratorio Solomon
Handel Festival 2019
Anthem for the Coronation of Queen Caroline (2008)
Acis And Galatea, The flocks shall leave the mountains (2008)
Chamber Concert (2008)