Since the year 2000 we are celebrating Handel's birthday in his home town Halle with a large Messiah choir performance. 450 singers from near and far come togther for rehearsal, performance and celebreation.

The historical city center of Halle is the perfect setting for this. Visitors can visit Handel's house of birth and the market church, where he was baptised and learned to play the organ.

Happy Birthday Händel 2021

25. - 27. Februar 2021
Celebrate Händel's birthday and sing Messiah with 450 singers in the Handel Concert Hall.


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Impressions past events
- Happy Birthday Händel 2020
- Hallelujah Händel 2018

Händel's hometown Halle

Welcome to Halle, hometown of Händel. Enjoy the Handel House of birth, the Market Church and many other sites.


Happy Birthday Händel 2021
The date will be 25 to 27 February. Singers can register in September. We will let you know the exact date for registration per email. If you are not already in our email list, you can register here.

Happy Birthday Händel 2020
We thank all for participating in the 21st Happy Birthday Handel. We had a great weekend with fantastic concerts of "Choir Music from Near and Far" in the Ulrichskirche and Messiah in der Händel Concert Hall.


We thank

our supporters:

Die Stadt Halle (Saale)

Mitteldeutsche Zeitung

Stadtmarketing Halle

GP Papenburg

und vielen mehr