Join the Royal Choral Society for Handel's Messiah on Good Friday

Book your tickets now for the Royal Choral Society’s 140th annual Good Friday performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall.

RCS outside Albert Hall

Come to The Royal Choral Society’s 140th annual Good Friday performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall and take part in one of Britain's great choral traditions. 

The choir performed Messiah in its very first season – 1873/4 – but it was in 1876, with 1,000 singers under the baton of Joseph Barnby, that the Easter tradition was established. It is thought that the Royal Choral Society has sung this magnificent work more times than any other choir; we estimate it at around 275 performances. 

The choir, conducted by Richard Cooke, who in 2015 marked 20 years as conductor of the Royal Choral Society, will be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and joined by a quartet of superb soloists. 

To book tickets direct from the Royal Choral Society with no booking fee, email tickets@royalchoralsociety.co.uk or call 07801 932596. 

Alternatively, call the Royal Albert Hall box office on 020 7589 8212 or visit their website at royalalberthall.com .

Handel's Messiah, Royal Albert Hall, 2.30pm Friday 25 March 2016

Royal Choral Society

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Richard Cooke conductor

Richard Pearce organist

Mary Bevan soprano

Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano

Jamie MacDougall tenor

Simon Bailey bass