Welcome to The Handel Institute

The Handel Institute, established in 1987, is a British registered charity (no. 296615) which promotes study and appreciation of the music and life of George Frideric Handel (1685–1759).

Detail from a portrait of Handel (1726–8), attributed to Balthasar Denner: National Portrait Gallery, London, NPG 1976

Latest News

New Publication

Anthony Hicks (1943–2010), Three Papers on Handel, ed. Colin Timms, published together with the Gerald Coke Handel Foundation.

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Handel Institute Conference Awards

Closing dates for applications are 30 April, 31 August and 30 November annually.

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Handel Institute Opera Awards

The next closing date for applications is 31 May 2022, for a production to take place before 30 September 2024.

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Handel Institute Research Award

The closing date for applications is 30 November 2022.

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