The concert has only been cancelled twice before, due to the London Blitz (1940-41). Hallelujah! This Good Friday, music lovers are invited to join in singing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus as it was planned to have been sung at the Royal Albert Hall. This year, the 144th performance sadly cannot go ahead, but determined to recognise this important tradition and bring it to homes around the world, the choir will be performing ‘together’ in isolation. Telephone 020 7376 3718, The Royal Choral Society is a registered charity (No 298389). April 17, 2020 | Royal Choral Society . 1.8K likes. The reason for this has its origins in a story that King George II was so moved by the chorus during the London premiere that he rose to his feet. 20ALBERT to donate £20. VIRTUAL CHOIR: HALLELUJAH! Catch it here and make sure you have your volume up! One of the UK's oldest and greatest symphonic choirs ... ROYAL CHORAL SOCIETY: Hallelujah Chorus in Isolation #Messiah2020 #RoyalAlbertHome ... *This session will be broadcast for free on this page at 4:45pm on 10 April 2020. On April 8, 1741, Handel gave what he believed to be his final concert. Handel’s crowning achievement Messiah, was not an immediate success. Office Address 507 Queens Quay 58 Upper Thames Street London EC4V 3EH Telephone 020 7376 3718 The annual “Hallelujah” chorus performed by London’s Royal Choral Society was done virtually this year. Donate online now or text 70490 with the following: Conductor Richard Cooke will join from his garden, with Richard Pearce (regular organist for the Last Night of the Proms) playing the organ. If you can donate a fraction of the price of a ticket to see one of these artists live, you will be supporting the Hall for a brighter future. 5ALBERT to donate £5 Here is a link to a virtual performance of the Hallelujah chorus premiered on Good Friday 2020 London EC4V 3EH All proceeds will support the Hall through this hard time: Open the door to an action-packed programme of music, dance, circus, comedy, film, and more. Since 1876, members of the Royal Choral Society have made their way to the Royal Albert Hall almost every Good Friday to perform Handel’s Messiah. This Good Friday, music lovers are invited to join in singing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus as it was planned to have been sung at the Royal Albert Hall. You can find out more about cookies on our website here. One of the blessings of the coronavirus quarantine is the abundance of tremendous virtual choral songs on YouTube. Here is a link to a virtual performance of the Hallelujah chorus premiered on Good Friday 2020 This special performance will be led by a video of the Royal Choral Society singing from their own homes. The Hallelujah chorus is the most popular song in Handel’s Messiah. Wednesday 9 December – Christmas with The Royal Choral Society. Here is the Royal Choral Society singing the Hallelujah Chorus: King of Kings and Lord of Lords forever and ever! Because of protocol, the audience in attendance also stood and thus the tradition was born. It seemed that his career was over and he may even be forced to go to debtor’s prison. It has been a tradition for 144-years. In 1741, Handel was heavily in debt following a string of musical failures. 10ALBERT to donate £10 Have you discovered a virtual chorus gem? Office Address Have you discovered a virtual chorus gem? Royal Choral Society. Many 2020 Messiah ticket holders have kindly donated their refunds to the choir. We also have a range of retail products available to order online. Registered charity No.254543. 507 Queens Quay The reason for this has its origins in a story that King George II was so moved by the chorus during the London premiere that he rose to his feet. One of the blessings of the coronavirus quarantine is the abundance of tremendous virtual choral songs on YouTube. The Royal Choral Society is a registered charity but receives no funding, relying mostly on ticket sales. We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website, and if you continue without changing your settings, your continued use demonstrates you are happy to receive these cookies. Keep me up-to-date with news, events and opportunities to support the Royal Albert Hall. The video of the virtual performance of the Hallelujah Chorus by members of the Royal Choral Society was launched to acclaim via the Royal Albert Hall website at 4.45pm on Good Friday 2020. 00:00 remaining to complete purchase. Please support the Royal Albert Hall during the coronavirus crisis. Because of protocol, the audience in attendance also stood and thus the tradition was born. “Hallelujah” Chorus Performance. Premiered at 4:45pm on Friday 10 April 2020: Members of the Royal Choral Society will deliver an exclusive session from their various homes as part of the Royal Albert Home series. As artists generously share their work with you, we ask that you generously support us so that the Royal Albert Hall can come back strong when we reopen our doors to the world. An annual “Hallelujah” chorus performance happens every Good Friday in the Royal Albert Hall since 1876. In these strange times, closing the Hall’s doors is the best way to look after the world, but we are now opening a (virtual) window for you to experience some of the most talented artists around. Introductory Offer: Become a Friend today for £45.00 per year. Categories: religion,Video Tags: "Hallelujah Chorus",Christmas 2019,classic hymns,lee's hymn shop,reader requests,Royal Choral Society,The Messiah by Handel 4 Comments Continue Reading Previous Post Previous Cats & Kittens (without Bigfoot) Here is the Royal Choral Society singing the Hallelujah Chorus: King of Kings and Lord of Lords forever and ever! … I consent to the. Why? 58 Upper Thames Street Jesus, You shall reign forever and ever! Text-to-donate operates via major UK networks only and cost the donation amount plus one standard rate message. The video of the virtual performance of the Hallelujah Chorus by members of the Royal Choral Society was launched to acclaim via the Royal Albert Hall website at 4.45pm on Good Friday 2020. Watch an introduction from Richard Cooke, Music Director of the Royal Choral Society, below and tune in on Good Friday to sing along with the choir at 4:45pm. We've been delighted to receive many messages of congratulations and support for this positive and uplifting story which cheered up what was a sad day for society members, many of whom have sung Messiah annually for 45 or even 50 years. This special performance will be led by a video of the Royal Choral Society singing from their own homes. Share the link in the comments section. Hallelujah Chorus goes viral!