Handel Society of Dartmouth College

Handel Society of Dartmouth College

Founded in 1807, the Handel Society is proud to be America's oldest "town-gown" choral society.

"Performing with the Handel Society is truly a transcendent experience. I hope the audience feels an emotional connection to the works." Benjamin Weinstock '17 

This oratorio society consists of one hundred vocalists from Dartmouth and the Upper Valley community, and the Society collaborates with professional instrumentalists and soloists for its two annual performances. The ensemble performs an exhilarating range of music, from long-treasured masterworks to stunning contemporary pieces and new commissions. The Society tours regularly at home and abroad, performing in major venues and cathedrals throughout Europe.

In addition to its regularly scheduled performances, the Society performs regularly at outreach events in the Upper Valley, reaching audiences in schools, community organizations and assisted living centers. For more information about the Handel Society, please check out our website or find us on Facebook.

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Upcoming Handel Events

Upcoming Handel Events

Handel Society Happenings

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2020 Christmas Carol Sing

A look behind the scenes during a rehearsal of the 2020 Christmas Carol Sing. ​


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