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 #2 - Announcing the Young Conductor Scholarship by Dennis Northway, Artistic Director

Hello Handel Week Family!

We believe that a world class musical organization should support the young conductors of our future. With the critical support of Mark and Randi Ravitts Woodworth, in 2022 we initiated our young conducting fellowship. This is open to post-graduate conductors to hone their skills while leading a world-class festival concert ensemble. There is a generous stipend that accompanies this internship. Please help us spread the word! You can learn more about the 2022 recipient HERE and download the application form HERE.

You can still order our virtual concert online and enjoy it in your home today. Thank you for your support of our season and we look forward to telling you all about our next season in just ONE MONTH!! Stay tuned!!

To Handel and his Music!

Our Previous Newsletters

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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

Pilgrim Congregational Church
Better sight lines!
More parking!
Pilgrim Congregational Church U.C.C.
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)