Sunday 1 December 2013
THE SCRATCH® YOUTH MESSIAH
Royal Albert Hall, 2.15 pm
Come and hear more than 1,000 young voices sing Messiah!
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15 November: See here for a list of who’s taking part
12 October: Soloists for this concert have been chosen by audition; click here to find out who they are.
15 September: Audience tickets for this event are now on sale from the Royal Albert Hall Box Office (020 7589 8212 or www.royalalberthall.com; booking fees apply).
Participating choirs: all you need to know has been posted here.
Almost 40 school, youth and university choirs will enjoy all the fun of Messiah from Scratch®, getting to know Handel’s Messiah in stages, and best of all singing it free of charge at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 1 December.
For this concert we are working in support of WaterAid, and details of how to support this very worthwhile charity will be circulated to all participating schools by the charity itself. On the concert day itself, all proceeds from the sale of programmes, and from advertising, collections, and sponsorship, will directly benefit WaterAid. Discover more about WaterAid now at www.wateraid.org and see our event listed here.
The Scratch® Youth Messiah will be conducted by Suzi Digby OBE, a tireless champion of choral singing among young people and the inspiration behind The Voices Foundation and the London Youth Choir. The Scratch® Youth Messiah will share the same professional soloists and orchestra as the evening performance, and will be the familiar version of Messiah as Handel wrote it, not a simplified arrangement. To ensure that even the least experienced singers can participate, choirs are able to choose their own level of involvement by selecting one or more groups of choruses to sing.
Handel’s Messiah is a traditional and essential part of the UK choral scene. The Scratch® Youth Messiah will ensure that this tradition is nurtured amongst younger singers and continues for many generations to come. If you were too late to register to sing this year, come and hear us instead, and sign up early in 2014!
For information on dining, parking and disabled access please contact the Royal Albert Hall (follow the link or telephone 020 7589 8212).