Sing Handel's "Messiah" at The Royal Albert Hall with WOAPA
Sing Messiah with WOAPA (deadline for singers' applications - March 1st 2018)
WOAPA is taking a group of singers to perform in Handel's 'Messiah' at The Royal Albert Hall, London, later this year.
Are you aged 16+ yrs and interested in singing with us at The Royal Albert Hall?
Here are a few FAQs
When is it? And why do we have to book so early?
Sunday December 2nd (tbc).
Places are limited and usually sell out as soon as they are released in March.
(therefore, singers need to express an interest with us before March 1st).
Do I have to be able to read music?
No. We carefully take you through things step by step and you can learn it by ear very easily. We also show you how to follow the score.
When Are rehearsals?
One per month, May—July, Two in Sept, three in Oct and two in Nov (usually Thursday evenings).
What if I find it too difficult?
You won’t. Learning in small, bite-size chunks, sessions are relaxed and fun! If there is something you don’t understand in-between sessions, we are always available to help via email and phone. You can even take your music/words into the performance with you too!
Will I be with people I know at the performance?
Yes! All our singers sit together in groups (Sops, Altos, etc) so the people who you have been practising with will be right there, next to you.
Can friends & family come too?
Yes! At the time of booking, we can also book audience seats for them and a place on the coach. After that date though, they will need to buy tickets from The Albert Hall direct (if there are any left!)
What does the cost include?
·Reserved singer’s seat at The Royal Albert Hall, London.
·Door-to-door return coach travel from Witney
·Full music score with songwords
·Rehearsal CD (with someone singing your part to you!)
·Tuition, mentoring & ongoing support throughout
·A fantastic, memorable experience!
If you would like to express an interest in joining us this year at The Royal Albert Hall please contact us by clicking the blue link below.
Rehearsal dates are as follow - (all Thursdays, 7.30 - 9.00pm)
May 10th, June 14th, July 12th, Sept 13th, Sept 27th,
Oct 11th, Oct 18th, Nov 15th, Nov 22nd, Nov 29th.
Finally ... some feedback from a few of 2017's singers
“Brian, I'm so glad that I decided to do it. You made everything seem possible and I enjoyed every rehearsal. The day was truly amazing, everything was perfect”.
“WOW what a night! After the excellent tuition from yourselves and support from all the other singers, which gave me lots of encouragement, the outcome was awesome”.
“I’ve done some things in my time, but honestly it was amazing! I listened and absorbed, I was awestruck and mesmerized and I sang my little heart out! Loved it, loved it, loved it - amazing experience, wonderful”
“Can I start by thanking you both for including the Messiah in the annual diary of WOAPA. It's not something that many of us think is within our capabilities, but with your patience and obvious passion, our confidence slowly begins to grow until we can believe in ourselves, and that is a fabulous process to experience in itself!
I personally felt that the whole process was pitched just right, I did start out very nervous in my own ability to achieve the required level for the final performance, but by learning a few parts each week and then adding to them each time until we reached the entire work, was perfect tutoring”.
“Thank you very much for organising, it was an amazing experience and we thoroughly enjoyed it! My husband said how amazing it sounded and thank you for the best seats!”