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 2020

20. - 22. Februar 2020
Celebrate Händel's birthday and sing Messiah with over 400 singers in the Handel Concert Hall.


Deutsche Welle TV

Impressions past events
- Happy Birthday Händel 2019
- 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 2020 Registration
The Messiah choir is fully booked. You can only register per waiting list now.


We Thank

our supporters:

Die Stadt Halle (Saale)

Lotto Toto Sachsen-Anhalt

Mitteldeutsche Zeitung

Stadtmarketing Halle

GP Papenburg

und vielen mehr