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... But Handel’s harmony affects the soul,
To sooth by sweetness, or by force controul;
And with like sounds as tune the rolling spheres,
So tunes the mind, that ev’ry sense has ears.
When jaundice jealousy, and carking care,
Or tyrant pride, or homicide despair,
The soul as on a rack in torture keep,
Those monsters Handel’s music lulls to sleep.

an anonymous poem in The Gentleman's Magazine (May 1740)

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'Handel', statue, Louis François Roubiliac

Recent News and Current Events

October 2016
Handel Institute Research Awards are available for 2017, applications should be made by 31 December 2016.
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October 2016
The Handel Institute is offering a grant towards a production of an opera by Handel. Applications should be made by 31 March 2017.
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Details of the 2017 International Handel Research Prize have been published. The deadline for applications is 1 February 2017.
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July 2016
Congratulations to Eric Jurenas, Christina Kay and Nola Richardson for winning prizes in the Handel Aria Competition.
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