Handel & Hendrix in London

Handel House Museum
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In a single street in London, separated by a wall, are the homes of two of history’s most significant musical artists. 25 Brook Street is the house that belonged to George Frideric Handel and the place where he composed some of the world’s most enduring baroque music, including Messiah. On the top floor of 23 Brook Street is the flat where, two centuries later, Jimi Hendrix lived with his girlfriend, record player and guitar. Both were the homes of musical innovators who chose London and changed music.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm.
Last admission is 5pm.

Admission charges

Handel House and the Hendrix Flat:
£10 Adult, £5 Child (5-16 years)

Please note that we recommend visitors book their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment

Discounts

  • National Art Pass
Getting there

Nearest tube stations are Bond Street and Oxford Circus and there are numerous buses to Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street.

Portraits of Handel and his contemporaries, early Georgian furniture, musical instruments, manuscripts.

Collection details

Fine Art, Music, Performing Arts

Key artists and exhibits

  • Hudson, Mercier, Nazari
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Oil on canvas portrait of John Beard

John Beard: Handel’s Tenor

  • 14 September 2016 — 19 February 2017 *on now

This exhibition explores the extraordinary life of the celebrated tenor, John Beard – Handel’s ‘tenor of choice’.

This theatre star and 18th century celebrity premiered several roles for Handel in a variety of opera and oratorio, wowed the public at the pleasure gardens with patriotic ballads and nonsense songs, and expertly managed the Covent Garden Theatre until his retirement.

This exhibition presents the curious circumstances of his first marriage, music scores with Beard’s own performance markings, evidence of his kind philanthropy and many other fascinating items from his life. Alongside this, a painting of John Rich, Theatre Manager and Beard’s father-in-law, attributed to William Hogarth will be displayed in Handel’s Music Room in its first public outing, alongside an iconic painting of John Beard by Thomas Hudson.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Included with General Admission to the whole house - £10

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/exhibitions/john-beard-handels-tenor/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Active Handel!

  • 28 August 2016 — 28 August 2018 *on now

Following on from their sold out Christmas family concert, Flautotonic return to Handel House for their new family concert programme: ‘Handel-Active’.
Join Flautotonic for an engaging and interactive family concert exploring the sound world of Handel’s London. With the musicians from Flautotonic recreate a performance of Handel’s Firework Music, experience music from a Georgian theatre and travel up the Thames accompanied by Handel’s Water Music.
Flautotonic are David Beaney (recorders and Baroque flute), Lauren Brant (recorders) Rebecca McChrystal (percussion) and Claire Williams (harpsichord)

Programme
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Augelletti, che cantata from Rinaldo

Air from Water Music

La Rejouissance from Music for the Royal Fireworks

Anon, arr. Flautotonic
Lamento di Tristano and La Rotta

Traditional, arr. Flautotonic
Irish Medley - Blarney Pilgrim
Morrison’s and the The Cup of Tea

Astor Piazolla (1921-1992), arr. Flautotonic
Libertango

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Tickets
£15 and £7 students

Booking
Booking line: +44(0)20 7399 1953
Friends booking: Monday 28 March, 10am
Public booking: Monday 11 April, 10am

Website

https://www.arttickets.org.uk/handel-hendrix-in-london/family-event-active-handel

Opera being improvised at Handel House

Friday Late with Impropera

  • 9 December 2016 6-9:30pm

The final chance to experience improvising opera group Impropera take over Handel & Hendrix in London in this series of Friday Lates.

Get the unique experience of seeing Handel House and Jimi Hendrix's flat after dark, hear the inside stories and expertise from our curator and then enjoy hilarious musical performances made up on the spot about your discoveries.

What is performed is totally up to you. All we need is for you to come and get curious.

“Rising to the audience’s every challenge, the company quickly weave a plot of brilliant ingenuity” The Times

"Very fun, really worth it and a real privilege to be in the museum after dark” BBC Radio London

Performances at 6pm, 7.15pm and 8.30pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets £15

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/friday-late-muso-act-iv-6pm/

Getting there

Nearest tube stations are Bond Street and Oxford Circus and there are numerous buses to Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street.

Handel & Hendrix in London
25 Brook Street
Mayfair
London
Greater London
W1K 4HB
England

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Website

www.handelhendrix.org

E-mail

mail@handelhendrix.org

Telephone

Information

020 7495 1685

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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