Handel has always been my all time favourite composer. To sing his music is an absolute joy. I performed my first Handel aria at the age of 13. La speranza from Ottone. I performed it at Burnley Music Festival winning first prize with Vivian Pike adjudicating. It felt so comfortable to sing and ever since then Handel’s repertoire has been on my programme.
Now I have the pleasure of singing at Handel House on Brook Street. The 13 year old me would be thrilled!