The Handel Hundred

Join The Handel Hundred

We have set up a special new group for donors who generously decide to support the Hallelujah Project. Individual benefactors who are kind enough to donate a one-off gift of £5000 or more, or an initial gift of £1000 or more with a pledge to repeat this annually for ve years, are invited to join our highly-valued ‘Handel Hundred’. Existing Handel House Circle members will be automatically included in the Handel Hundred.

Privileges

Members of the Handel Hundred will be offered:

  • Exclusive use of the Hundred Room (see p13)
  • Special priority booking for all concerts and programmed events at Handel House
  • Champagne receptions at the house for members and their guests before special ‘Hundred’ concerts, together with opportunities to meet the musicians and performers
  • Invitations to exclusive jaunts and events arranged specially for the Handel Hundred (such as musical evenings and day trips in the UK, and weekends abroad with privileged access to places and events relating to Baroque music)
  • Opportunities to meet the Director and trustees of the Handel House Trust for regular ‘insider’ updates on the progress of the project
  • Invitations to special meals and receptions, with chances to meet the musicians and other performers, at the Handeliade Festival in May 2020
  • A membership card entitling Handel Hundred donors and their accompanying guests to free entry to the house during opening hours, year round

 

The Hundred Room

The Handel Hundred will also have privileged use of the newly created ‘Hundred Room’ on the second floor of 23 Brook Street between 11am and 5pm Monday to Saturday.

This pretty, quirky room with its original 18th-century panelling and shutters offers a little oasis just off Bond Street, away from the hustle and bustle of central Mayfair.

The room will be for the exclusive use of Handel Hundred members and their guests, who will be welcome to drop in any time they are in the area to relax and enjoy a sense of belonging to the ‘behind the scenes’ life of the house.

As well as a little library of music books and magazines, the room has tea and coffee making facilities, and a fridge stocked with fresh milk, wine and beer to which guests can help themselves. There is also a laptop computer with internet connection and a printer for members to use while visiting if they wish.

Handel Hundred members can also book the Hundred Room for private meetings between 9.30am and 11.00am, free of charge, on any weekday (subject to availability).

All Handel Hundred members will be acknowledged on a special donor board to be displayed at the house both during the campaign and after completion. They will also be acknowledged on our website and publications.

How to join the Handel Hundred

You can download an application form here – it is also possible to donate directly via this website.

Alternatively you can:

  • Make your donation by credit card over the telephone (020 7495 1685).
  • Donate by bank transfer. Our bank details are: The Handel House Trust Ltd, Lloyds Bank, Sort code: 30-93-84 Account number: 00691696. Please label your donation with your name and let us know your contact details by phone (020 7495 1685) or by e-mailing the Director, Elizabeth Nicholson, on enicholson@handelhouse.org so that we can send you your membership card and make sure you get all your mailings and invitations

If you are kindly able to fill in a Gift Aid form to enable us to reclaim tax on your gift, this significantly increases its value to us. The form can be downloaded from the website, or we can send it to you on request.

Room Naming and ‘Buy a Georgian Chair’

Additional opportunities for acknowledgement of major donors will include naming rights for some of the rooms in the newly re-opened house, and the chance to have a permanent label, worded as the donor chooses, attached to one of the beautiful Georgian chairs that we plan to acquire to furnish the house as part of the Hallelujah Project. Please contact the Director, Elizabeth Nicholson, for details. (enicholson@handelhouse.org).