Messiah on Good Friday

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Friday 10th April 2020, 2.30pm
Venue: Royal Albert Hall

Royal Choral Society
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor Richard Cooke
Organist Richard Pearce

Soprano: tbc
Mezzo-soprano: tbc

Tenor: tbc
Bass:  Božidar Smiljanić

The 144th annual Good Friday performance of Handel's masterpiece at the Royal Albert Hall.


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 there is no better way to spend Good Friday afternoon.

The 2020 performance of the UK’s favourite choral masterpiece will be conducted by Royal Choral Society Music Director Richard Cooke – his 25th year wielding the baton at this event, and the choir will be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. A quartet of superb soloists will complete the line-up.