The Really Big Chorus and The Scratch Guernsey Getaway 2012
For the first time in its close to forty year history, The Really Big Chorus is came to Guernsey for an evening’s performance of Choral Music by Fauré and Handel on Saturday 22 September 2012 in St. James’ Concert & Assembly Hall, St. Peter Port.
The Really Big Chorus is Britain’s largest choral society made up of singers from hundreds of choirs all over the UK as well as thousands of individuals who share a passion for choral music. The first concert “Messiah from Scratch” was performed by TRBC at the Royal Albert Hall in 1974 and today members still gather there three times a year as well as performing at various “Concerts from Scratch” around the world.
Saturday 22 September 2012 saw over 120 members of The Really Big Chorus performing Fauré’s Requiem and Handel’s Coronation Anthems in a celebration concert to mark the 25th anniversary of the Guernsey Dyslexia Day Centre. The concert was sponsored by Deutsche Bank International Ltd that is currently celebrating its own 40th anniversary in the Channel Islands.
The concert starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm. Tickets cost £5 each and include a concert programme upon arrival. Tickets can be booked either by telephoning St. James’ Concert & Assembly Hall on + 44 (0) 1481) 711361 or visiting www.guernseytickets.gg Tickets go on sale from 9th August 2012.
The Guernsey Event Company arranged travel and accommodation packages as well as a variety of activities for the Chorus members and their companions who visiting Guernsey to participate in the Scratch Guernsey Getaway whose finale is the above choral concert. Events included a selection of tours across Guernsey and Herm and a Vin D’Honneur in Candie Gardens followed by a spectacular Musical Feast with a performance from local Guernsey band GU10.
The extensive membership list of over 30,000 members gives The Really Big Chorus its unique factor – no choral concert is same. Each Concert from Scratch sees the singers facing the challenge of singing in a completely new choir with only two rehearsals before a grand performance.
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