Mozart’s Requiem soloists announced for Royal Albert Hall event

29 January 2024

We are delighted to reveal the Mozart Requiem soloists for our performance at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 12 May.

Beginning at the top of the vocal range we have Scottish soprano Rachel Speirs, who will be singing with English Touring Opera this Spring in venues from Exeter to Newcastle upon Tyne; mezzo-soprano Bethany Horak-Hallett, who sang Messiah for us in 2022 and also joined the team in Faro for Haydn’s ‘Nelson’ Mass; Ruairi Bowen, fresh from a run of performances over Easter as the Evangelist in Bach’s St John Passion; and bass-baritone Ossian Huskinson.

A splendid soloist in TRBC’s Verdi Requiem in 2023, Ossian was named by the Critic’s Circle as Young Talent of the Year (2022–23) and has recently joined the impressive roster of Harewood Young Artists at English National Opera.

In addition to these Requiem soloists, the horn player in Mozart’s Third Horn Concerto will be Ben Goldscheider, who enjoys an international career as a soloist and chamber music player. He last played for us at the Royal Albert Hall in 2017.

Mozart’s Requiem is one of the best loved pieces in the choral repertoire. The exquisite music, by turns dramatic, pleading, consoling and reflective, never fails in its appeal to singers and audiences alike. You can take part in this event as a singer (rehearsals are at 12 noon and 3.30 pm) or join the audience for this concert which includes more Mozart in the shape of the popular serenade Eine kleine Nachtmusik and the 3rd Horn Concerto.

For more details and booking information visit www.trbc.co.uk/events/mozart-requiem-royal-albert-hall/

Mozart’s Requiem soloists announced for Royal Albert Hall event