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We encourage you to support the Handel Aria Competition by making a tax-deductible donation. Between September 10 and October 4, 2020 all contributions will be used to support the past finalists and winners who participated in the Handel Aria Competition Virtual Gala.

When we are able to hold our annual competition, the funds are used to cover live accompaniment, prizes, and the costs of participating for finalists. After hearing that the expense of coming to Madison, WI for the finals was preventing singers from applying, we decided to offer $500 in travel money to every single finalist.  We did this to encourage as many young artists as possible to participate, and saw an immediate doubling of applications. We invite you to help us cover this $3,500 commitment to the emerging artists we are supporting through the Competition, as well as the professional accompaniment by the Madison Bach Musicians and prize money of $3,750.

We now also raise funds to pay for airfare for our first prize winner to travel to London the following spring to give a lunchtime recital in Handel’s parish church. We are very grateful to our colleagues at the London Handel Festival for making this unique opportunity available.

The 8th Handel Competition has been postponed until 2021 due to the pandemic.  Instead of hosting our usual exciting event this year, we are hosting an online fundraiser starting September 10 to raise funds to be shared among participating past finalists and winners.  We hope you’ll join us!

Copy of Virtual Gala

Support Us  with a web donation through Network for Good.

To donate by mail, please complete our HAC donation Form and send your check donation by mail to:

Handel Aria Competition

P.O. Box 5554

Madison, WI 53705-5554

Donor Benefits:

  • All donors will receive recognition in the Handel Aria Competition concert program.
  • Donors of $500 or more will receive a special invitation to meet the finalists after the competition.
  • Donors of $1000 of more will receive reserved seating at the competition.