1,000 young singers sing Messiah with Suzi Digby OBE at the Royal Albert Hall in December 2013

1,000 young singers sing Messiah with Suzi Digby OBE at the Royal Albert Hall in December 2013

Sunday 30 November 2014

THE SCRATCH® YOUTH MESSIAH

Royal Albert Hall, 2.00 pm

FAMILY FRIENDLY CONCERT: half-price children’s tickets – afternoon performance – shortened version of Messiah sung by children and young people!

To book audience tickets please visit the Royal Albert Hall or telephone 0845 401 5055 (tickets booked through the Hall, other than in person at the Box Office, attract booking fees)
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Order the Live CD of this concert! Recorded on the day, live, by Abbey Road Live Here Now, this unique recording will be a permanent memento of the day and would make a wonderful Christmas present. Download the order form here – the more CDs you order, the cheaper they are; postage is free if you pre-order more than four.

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Here in the UK we love Handel’s Messiah. Introduce your children to the pre-Christmas tradition of Messiah via our family-friendly performance with a choir of 1,000 young people singing their way through this wonderful story. For the second year running, singers from school, youth and university choirs will perform with professional orchestra and young soloists, conducted  by Suzi Digby OBE, a tireless champion of choral singing among young people.

Last year’s Youth Messiah was greeted with acclaim by performers and audience alike:

‘I thought it was superbly organised and astonishingly stress free! The Hallelujah Chorus sounded awesome from my perfect aural vantage point just behind the soloists, and all my boys got so much out of it.

‘I could not believe the power and the beauty that burst forth at the start of the Hallelujah Chorus, with the young people so obviously swept up and enjoying it’

This concert is raising money for WaterAid. All proceeds from the sale of programmes, and from advertising, collections, and sponsorship, will directly benefit this hugely important charity. Discover more about WaterAid now at www.wateraid.org.

Handel’s Messiah is a traditional and essential part of the UK choral scene: the aim of The Scratch® Youth Messiah is to ensure that this tradition continues for many generations to come.