Our four soloists lead the singing of the Hallelujah Chorus in Messiah from Scratch 2016 (photo: Simon Martner)

Sunday 27 November 2016


Royal Albert Hall

Messiah from Scratch® 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall proved that these concerts just get better and better. There can often be problems with a time-lag in such a cavernous acoustic, but Brian Kay’s magnetism held us all together in an exhilarating performance.

This was the 42nd time that the Royal Albert Hall has reverberated to the sound of almost 3,500 singers in Messiah from Scratch®, and we were ably supported once again by The English Festival Orchestra, this time led by Alison Kelly. The Royal Albert Hall’s mighty ‘Father’ Willis organ was played by Andrew Parnell, and the four soloists were Alison Rose (soprano), Angharad Lyddon (mezzo), Guy Elliott (tenor) and Henry Neill (baritone).

The concert supported the British Heart Foundation through programme sales, advertising and post-concert bucket collections. A figure for the amount raised will be posted here as soon as we know it.

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