The Royal Choral Society has performed Handel’s Messiah on Good Friday afternoon at the Royal Albert Hall every year since 1876. This annual concert is one of London’s great Easter traditions and the perfect way to spend Good Friday afternoon.
For the 2018 performance of Great Britain’s favourite choral masterpiece, the choir will be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra alongside quartet of superb soloists, all conducted by the choir’s Music Director, Richard Cooke.
It is thought that the Royal Choral Society, the choir that was formed for the opening of the Royal Albert Hall in 1871, has sung Handel’s magnificent Messiah more than any other choir – estimated as around 280 times.
Richard Pearce organ
Anna Devin soprano
Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano
Rufus Müller tenor
Dominic Sedgwick bass
Royal Choral Society
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Richard Cooke conductor
- Not suitable for children under 5
|Bars and Verdi – Italian Kitchen opens||12:30pm|
|Auditorium doors and boxes open||1:45pm|
|Messiah on Good Friday||2:30pm|