Talk: Charles Jennens, The Man Behind 'Messiah'

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In the first event to accompany the new exhibition, Curator Dr Ruth Smith reveals the many facets of Charles Jennens. Librettist of some of Handel's greatest oratorios, he was also a pioneering Shakespeare editor, creator of a magnificent Palladian mansion, a generous benefactor and friend, and a complex personality.

Extracts from Jennens's letters are read by Oliver Soden.

Event phone: 020 7399 1953
Event website: http://www.handelhouse.org