Part of Chorus!Saturday 14 May 2011
George Frideric Handel: Messiah
Massive Messiah is a mass coming together and performance of Handel's great choral work. We are searching for up to 750 singers from across the country to join in this extraordinary event in which you will sing several of the key moments of the piece. If you want to take part find out more here www.southbankcentre.co.uk/visitor-info/festival-of-britain/sing-with-us
Handel's Messiah is probably the best known and best loved choral work in the repertoire, a dazzling, moving, and dramatic musical telling of the story of Jesus of Nazareth, using all the emotive effects of the high Baroque.
As part of the Festival of Britain celebrations, Southbank Centre's Voicelab has invited singers from all round Britain to form a 750 voice choir to work with great baroque specialist Harry Christophers and The Sixteen chorus and orchestra in this truly massive choral experience.
Voicelab is a Southbank Centre initiative supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation
The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall at 11.30am - Why just stand at the performance when you can also sing? An opportunity for all audience members coming to the Massive Messiah at Royal Festival Hall to refresh or learn anew the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah. Led by Mary King, Director of Voicelab.Performers
Harry Christophers conductor
The Orchestra of The Sixteen
Sophie Bevan soprano
Rachael Lloyd mezzo-soprano
Jeremy Budd tenor
Ben Davies bass