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Bach’s B Minor Mass

11 July 2024

Bach’s B Minor Mass will be performed on Saturday 17 August in the stunning chapel of Keble College, Oxford. The concert concludes TRBC’s week-long Summer School and we are delighted to be performing in such a marvellous acoustic. Bach composed the B Minor Mass in stages. The earliest sections date from 1733, when he submitted […]

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The Tuesday Partnership

10 July 2024

‘The Tuesday Partnership’ was the name adopted by the four founders of ‘Messiah from Scratch’. All were scientists at Imperial College, London and three of them were keen amateur musicians. Don Monro, a Canadian electrical engineer and amateur clarinettist, played in the University of London Orchestra and elsewhere. In his own words: ‘I was active […]

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The first Messiah from Scratch

1 July 2024

The first Messiah from Scratch burst upon an anticipatory public on 5 December 1974. Earlier in the year, Don Monro and David Burgess, two scientists working at Imperial College London, had an idea over lunch. Wouldn’t it be fun to hire the Royal Albert Hall and put on an unrehearsed performance of Handel’s Messiah? Whacky […]

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TRBC’s final May concert

28 May 2024

TRBC’s final May concert at the Royal Albert Hall on 12 May was a joyous occasion, if tinged with regret. The Really Big Chorus will continue to perform at the RAH but, from 2025 onwards, only with Messiah from Scratch®. More about that later. We concluded in some style! The all-Mozart programme opened with Eine […]

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Our Hallelujah Chorus auction

22 May 2024

Our Hallelujah Chorus auction takes place at the Royal Albert Hall on 10 November – your chance for a brief moment in the spotlight!  As part of the 50th anniversary of Messiah from Scratch®, anyone can bid in our auction to conduct an extra performance of the Hallelujah Chorus. Following the interval, an auctioneer from […]

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RAH Mozart Requiem – last few tickets

3 May 2024

Our RAH Mozart Requiem on 12 May (7 pm) has already sold out of many of the best seats, but you can still get tickets if you are quick! If you want to be part of the chorus you need to visit our booking page. For audience tickets, visit the Royal Albert Hall website. This […]

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Vienna singing holiday open for booking

14 February 2024

Booking is now open for this truly unique winter singing holiday. This is a fantastic opportunity to sing in the cathedral where Mozart was married and where his body received its pre-burial blessing.

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