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Does Handel’s music touch your heart and soul? Do you also love the musical imagery and heartfelt drama of Handel’s operas?  Do the sublime tone and the deep sense of humanity in his oratorios captivate you time and time again? Are you also charmed by the elegance and finesse of Handel’s chamber music?

Then join the Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Gesellschaft. Your membership will help the society support academic research into Handel’s life and work, whilst also providing a surrounding cultural programme. As a member of the society you will receive advance booking for the Handel Festival in Halle, the Händel-Jahrbuch, in addition to opportunities for lively discussions and encounters, also as part of regular cultural excursions. The General Assembly will take place every year during the Handel Festival.

Declaration of membership

Your declaration of membership has to be sent to the office.

Declaration of membership[108KB/pdf]

Online entry form

Please let us know about any changes to your address! We want our post to reach you on a regular basis.

Membership fee

The annual membership fee is at the moment:

  • 40,00 € single member,
  • 55,00 € couple (you will get your post and the Handel Yearbook one together),
  • 15,00 € school pupils or students (up to 27 years old),
  • 40,00 € institutions.

The membership fee is due in the first quarter of each year and is payable in person at the office by SEPA direct debit, bank transfer or during your stay in Halle.

The contribution rates are each a minimum amount. Additional donations for the work of the Georg Friedrich Handel Society are welcome. On request, we issue a donation receipt.

Payment options

SEPA direct debit

We recommend payment by SEPA direct debit. The collection of your membership fee will take place in this case in the middle of March of each year, without you having to worry about it. Contribution adjustments are decided by the general meeting and announced in good time before the direct debit collection to all members. The termination of the direct debit mandate is simply possible by a message to the office.

Your advantage: All information relevant to the tax return appears in the bank statement, so that for donations up to 200 € for presentation to the tax office a copy of the bank statement is sufficient.

Bank transfer

Bank Information:

IBAN: DE93 8005 3762 0380 0117 75

In the office

We gladly accept your membership fee personally. Please visit us at the office in the Händel-Haus. We also have a cash register ready during the general assembly.