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Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore


George Frideric HandelMessiah, HWV 56


Richard Cooke – Conductor
Mhairi Lawson – Soprano
Madeleine Shaw – mezzo-soprano
Jamie MacDougall – Tenor
Bozidar Smiljanic – Bass

Royal Choral Society
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Programme Note

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 2019 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.

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