In London in April and wondering what classical music concerts to go to? Well, we think you should make your way to Handel House for Hip Hip Hooray for Handel on the 21st, a family concert with all sorts of Baroque musical treats.
Suitable for children over seven (who must be accompanied by an adult at all times!), the programme includes a whole host of interesting stories about the pieces, which will be played live by musicians from Salterello. You’ll also get the opportunity to play fancy dress in gorgeous Georgian costumes and try your hand at music-making on percussion instruments from the handling collection. What fun!
We love the idea of going to hear a concert celebrating one of the great composers in the very house in which he used to live. 25 Brook Street was where Handel called home from 1723 until his death in 1759 and where he wrote some of his best works, including Zadok the Priest, Messiah and Music for the Royal Fireworks.
Now a museum, you’ll find portraits of the composer himself, as well as his contemporaries, weekly music rehearsals, concerts and special music events. It was the first private home that Handel had lived in in London, previously relying on his patrons to put a roof over his head.
If you really want to immerse yourself in the classical music world and feel that little bit closer to the man who gave us some of the most loved pieces of music ever, then you really can’t do better than Handel House!