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 2022

We are happy to announce that we are able to run Happy Birthday Händel on 26 February 2022. Please see here


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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.


We hope that one day we will be able to celebrate "Happy Birthday Handel" in old form again. Until then we want to “fly the HBH flag". Depending on the edition, this HBH flag will cost between 20 € and 50 € and is 150 x 90 large and intended for interior or exterior. You can express your interest here.


Happy Birthday Händel 2022
Currently no plans can be made for next year. If you are not on our mailing list, please join here and we will inform you once we can make plans.

Happy Birthday Händel 2021
Due to the current Corona measures we need to cancel Happy Birthday Händel 2021 in its usual form. 430 singers sang Messiah together per Zoom. See here


We thank

our supporters:

Die Stadt Halle (Saale)

Mitteldeutsche Zeitung

Stadtmarketing Halle

GP Papenburg

und vielen mehr