Love:Handel Festival this weekend 4-6 October 2019

with the Brook Street Band

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Friday 4 October at The Chapel
2-5pm Vocal Masterclass with Dame Emma Kirkby : £5
7.30-9.30pm Concert and Talk : Friends, Foes and Fellow-Musicians : The Chapel : £15

Saturday 5 October at The Chapel & Princes Street URC
10.30-11.30am Family-friendly Concert  : The Chapel : Free
1-2pm Concert : From Leipzig to London : The Chapel :  £15
2.30-3.45pm Interactive Talk by Benjamin Hebbert :   Every Instrument Tells a Story : The Chapel : £5
7.30-9.30pm Concert : The Concerto Story : Princes St : £20

Sunday 6 October at The Chapel & Princes Street URC
10.30-11.30pm Coffee Concert : Kaffeehaus Culture :
The Chapel : £15 inc coffee
12.45-2pm Illustrated Concert : Halle, Hanover & Hamburg The Chapel : £15
4.30-5.30pm Talk Dr David Vickers : Handel & His Patrons Princes Street URC : £5
6-8pm Festival Finale Concert : Handel’s Acis and Galatea : Princes Street URC : £20

Venues: The Chapel 64 Park Lane, Norwich NR2 3EF
United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich NR3 1AZ

For a full festival programme, passes and booking details, see

The Brook Street Band (formed in 1996 by baroque cellist Tatty Theo) is named after the London street where Handel lived and worked. It is now recognised amongst the UK’s leading period instrument ensembles, winning awards, and accolades for recordings and broadcasts from Radio 3, Classic FM and Gramophone Magazine. The Band’s most recent CD ‘Handel Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo’ was shortlisted in the category for chamber music/small ensemble at the Grammy Awards. The Brook Street Band relishes its Norfolk connections, with frequent concerts and education projects in the region.  The Band founded the highly successful biennial festival love: Handel, which combines concerts with an education programme for young people.

love:Handel – a Festival celebrating George Frideric Handel 22/23 April 2017

This is a feast for fans of Handel and anyone that would like to get to know him better, hosted by the Brook Street Band at the Chapel, Park Lane, Norwich.

love: Handel has something for everyone: Five concerts, a lively discussion forum, illustrated talks,  a chance to chat over coffee and cake and meet the musicians, participatory dance and vocal workshops for all age-groups, and guest appearances from Louis de Bernières, and Handel scholar Julie Anne Sadie.

Concerts include many of Handel’s wonderful Trio Sonatas, as well as his inventive Oxford Water Music, sacred and secular vocal music with soprano Nicki Kennedy, and music for flute and recorder with Lisete da Silva Bull.

For more information and to book tickets online for individual events, or day passes for each day please click here

Events start at 2pm on Saturday 22nd April and finish at 6pm on Sunday 23rd April. Under 18s go free to concerts.

The Brook Street Band will be joined by soprano Nicki Kennedy and Handel enthusiasts Louis de Bernières & Julie Anne Sadie for a weekend of his music at The Chapel in Park Lane. This is an intimate venue – it best to reserve places  for main concerts – to reserve email Roger Rowe on

Handel Festival

22nd & 23rd April 2017
The Chapel, 64 Park Lane, Norwich

Brook Street Band
Nicki Kennedy – soprano
Lisete da Silva Bull – flute & dance master
Louis de Bernières & Julie Anne Sadie

Saturday April 22nd (2pm – 9:30pm)


2pm – 3:15pm hear HANDEL
Handel’s Trio Sonatas – play and illustrated talk
(Tickets £15.00, under 18 free)


3:45pm – 5:15pm dance HANDEL
Learn to dance a minuet and passacaille to live music
(Tickets £5.00, under 18 free)


6:30pm – 7:15pm talk HANDEL
Tatty Theo & Louis de Berniéres discuss his book Dining with George
(Tickets £15.00, under 18 free)


7:30pm – 9:30pm hear HANDEL
Programme of Handel’s Trio Sonatas and Bach cantatas with soprano Nicki Kennedy
(Tickets £15.00, under 18 free)

Sunday April 23rd (10:00am – 6:00pm)


10:00am – 10:30am young HANDEL
Child-friendly concert for babies, parents and carers


10:30am – 11:30am sing HANDEL
Singing workshop with soprano Nicki Kennedy
(Tickets £5, under 18 free)


11:30am – 12:00noon talk HANDEL
Family concert of Handel’s Water World with Brook Street Band
(Tickets £5, under 18 free)


12:15pm – 1:15pm experience HANDEL
Programme of Handel’s Trio Sonatas and Bach cantatas with soprano Nicki Kennedy
(Tickets £15.00, under 18 free)


2:30pm – 3:30pm debate HANDEL
with Handel specialists Julie Anne Sadie & Tatty Theo
(Tickets £5.00, under 18 free)


4:00pm – 6:00pm hear HANDEL
Festival Finale with Handel’s finest chamber music with Brook Street Band
(Tickets £15.00, under 18 free)

Tatty Theo, founder of Brook Street adds;-
The Brook Street Band has long dreamed of presenting its own Festival, dedicated to the great love of its life, George Frideric Handel. love: Handel is its inaugural festival, timed to coincide with the end of Band’s 20th Anniversary year.