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Melinda O'Neil conducts a Handel Society rehearsal in 2001
Melinda O’Neal conducts a Handel Society rehearsal in 2001.

The Handel Society of Dartmouth College is the oldest student, faculty, staff and community organization in the United States devoted to the performance of choral-orchestral major works. The Society was founded in 1807 by Dartmouth faculty and students to “promote the cause of true and genuine sacred music.” The history of the Handel Society in this section is adapted from the foreword to Heywood Alexander’s The Handel Society 1807-2007. Who’s Who describes our current conductor and other members of the Handel Society today.

Last Updated: 9/7/10