Newsletter #3 - Announcing the Handel Week Festival's 24th Festival Season Lineup for 2023!

We, at the Handel Festival are approaching our quarter-century Mark! In getting ready we have put together a fantastic season for 2023. We are pleased to announce that Andrew Major, a doctoral student in Conducting at Northwestern University, will be this years' Mark and Randi Ravitts Woodworth conducting intern and leading our first concert, a concert of Concerti à due Cori and eight of the most famous Arias and Duets from all of Handel's music!! Hear “Where'ere you walk” (Semele), “V'adoro pupille” (Giulio Cesare), “Ombra mai fu” (Serse), “Tune Your Harps” (Esther), Lascia ch'io pianga (Rinaldo), Samson “Let the Bright Seraphim” , Duet: “As Steals the Morn” (L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato), and Duet: “Bramo haver mille vite” (Ariodante) sung by Kimberly McCord, Michelle Wrighte and Gerald Frantzen, all Handel Week favorites!

Our Chamber concert this season aims to please! Hear the golden-throated Amy Anderson de Jong sing three of Handel's magnificent secular cantatas on a program with virtuoso Harpsichord playing by Handel Week favorite, Charlie Carpenter and round it off with sonatas for Recorder and Basso continuo, a now Sunday afternoon concert for the ages! Join us! To cap off a spectacular prelude to our 25th anniversary year, we bring two very, very special compositions, BOTH the last of each composer! Hear the witty, charming, delightful and clever music of Henry Purcell's THE INDIAN QUEEN alongside the FOUNDLING HOSPITAL ANTHEM: Blessed are they that considereth the poor. Both are absolute masterpieces and will delight the ear and the spirit.

Please consider joining us and supporting us with a GENEROUS donation! You will find dates and complete programs on this website. I invite you to explore and to enjoy!

To Handel and His MUSIC!
Dr. Dennis E. Northway, Artistic Director