News Archive

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(25) TRBC members to sing at Carnegie Hall. An agreement with the US promoters DCINY has secured a block of seats for members of The Really Big Chorus to take part in the world premiere of Karl Jenkins’s The Peacemakers at Carnegie Hall.  Click here for details.

(14) Conservatoire students triumph in auditions. Following a recent day of auditions, we have selected the quartet of soloists for Messiah from Scratch®. Click here for details, or here to read the full press release (opens in a new window).

(12) Jenkins’ Agnus Dei recording now on YouTube.  Click on this link to see and hear our Abbey Road recording session from June (link opens in a new window).


(29) News on The Peacemakers CD. The CD of Karl Jenkins’ The Peacemakers is being released at the beginning of 2012. Singers who pre-ordered copies at the same time as booking for the recording sessions will receive their CDs on release, mailed directly from EMI.



(20) Soloists announced for The Scratch Creation.  We are pleased to announce that our soloists in Haydn’s Creation will be Sarah Power (soprano), Ben Thapa (tenor) and Frederick Long (bass-baritone). To read their biographies click here.


(28) All Messiah singing seats sold!  Singing tickets for this year’s Messiah from Scratch are now sold out, with only a few audience seats remaining in the Circle.


(10) Last-minute details for Jenkins première.  For important updates on tomorrow’s concert, please click here.


(15) Jenkins rehearsal extended.  The afternoon rehearsal with orchestra on Sunday 11 July will now end at 5.30 pm.  Full details on the information for singers page.


(13) Messages for Sir David.  Anyone attending our Royal Albert Hall concert on 15 May will be able to drop their messages to Sir David  into boxes sited at certain entrances to the Hall: click here for more details (second paragraph).  Please do everything you can to keep these pages clean and uncrumpled!

(15) Send a message to Sir David.  Our Royal Albert Hall on 15 May is a celebration of the achievements of Sir David Willcocks. You are invited to send him a personal message: click here for more details.


(31) Details posted for our trip to Russia. Click here to read all about our impending trip to St Petersburg (9–12 September) to sing Haydn and Mozart in the magnificent setting of Smolny Cathedral.

(26) Chorus notes available for Jenkins’ Gloria.  Click here to download the chorus notes for Karl Jenkins’ Gloria, or go to information for singers to read even more details about the concert on 11 July.

(8) Booking opens for Messiah from Scratch®.  Booking is now open for Messiah from Scratch® 2010, and for Singday® 2010 . Both events are expected to be heavily oversubscribed, so download a booking form and send it to us without delay.

(1)  Messiah photos uploaded.  Photographs of Messiah from Scratch® 2009 have now been uploaded to the site. Click here to view them.


(19) All Malta places taken.  Regrettably there are no more place available for the Malta trip in March.  Please revisit the site again in the second week of March, when we will announce details of our ‘Russian Romance’ in St Petersburg (9–12 September 2010).

(25) ‘Heart Hero’ award for TRBC. On behalf of The Really Big Chorus, Don and Ann Monro will receive a ‘Heart Hero’ award from the British Heart Foundation in February, in recognition of the sums raised for the heart charity at our Royal Albert Hall concerts over the past 30 years. Find out More