The Scratch Youth Messiah makes a welcome return for the third successive year, having been voted 'Best Classical Music Education Initiative' in the 2015 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence. This vibrant performance features 1,200+ fresh young voices (aged 6–25) from The Really Big Youth Chorus in a performance of Handel's Messiah.
Previous performances have drawn praise from participants and audience alike:
'An utterly brilliant experience for our students'
'I could not believe the power and the beauty that burst forth at the start of the Hallelujah Chorus, with the young people so obviously swept up and enjoying it'
Suzi Digby OBE conducts, with professional orchestra and young prize-winning soloists.
This is an ideal concert for families, being slightly shorter than the usual Messiah, yet still including all the best tunes! Children aged 3–15 can take advantage of half-price tickets, and will love to watch performers of their own age; discounted family tickets (two adults, two children) are also available*.
The young singers will be raising money for WaterAid, with all money from programmes and collections being exclusively channelled to this important charity. Come and get into the Christmas spirit with wonderful music, and support a fantastically worthwhile charity at the same time!