Flashmob Messiah for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
More details: https://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/festival-of-voice/flashmob-messiah/
Bristol loves a good flashmob and you are warmly invited to join a massed rendition of the famous Hallelujah! Chorus from Handel’s Messiah on Sunday 5 June!
This is a one-off opportunity as part of the celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Bristol.
Singers from all backgrounds are very welcome to join a large massed choir for this special occasion. Anyone is welcome to take part – it doesn’t matter if you are an experienced singer or just sing in the shower! All you need is enthusiasm and a sense of fun above all else!
Read more at: https://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/festival-of-voice/flashmob-messiah/
HOW DO I JOIN THE FLASHMOB?
On Sunday 5 June, please be ready on Millennium Square with your printed music (more info below!) at 12.30pm for the first flash mob performance.
Then we will head to College Green around 12.50pm for a final flashmob performance to launch the Big Jubilee Lunch.
There is no dress code for the event, simply turn up wearing something comfortable, and please bear in mind our variable weather! Alternatively, if you want to stand out, the Festival of Voice and Flashmob colour is hot pink (the same colour as the banner image above!) so please feel free to wear a nod (or more) to this if you would like to!
Friends and family are more than welcome to come and watch, just ask them to be at Millennium Square at 12.30pm.
CAN I LEARN TO SING HALLELUJAH?
Ben England BEM, founder of Homechoir, will teach Hallelujah! for free in online sessions to help you learn the piece, or refresh your memory of it!
You can download the music free here.
Please note we are not providing any sheet music, please bring your own copy or download it. All editions are acceptable, and we will be performing the piece in the conventional key.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE ONLINE REHEARSALS?
Sopranos (high upper voices) – 31 May 2022, 7pm
Altos (low upper voices) – 1 June 2022, 7pm
Tenors (high lower voices) – 2 June 2022, 7pm
Basses (low lowers voices) – 3 June 2022, 7pm
Full Choir Rehearsal – 4 June 2022 7pm
You are very welcome to attend as many of the online rehearsals as you like, even if you can’t attend the flashmob in person!
George Frideric Handel never visited Bristol, but see if you can spot him on 5 June…
The first performance of his choral masterpiece Messiah in an English cathedral took place right here in Bristol in 1758, and so it is fitting that College Green and the grounds of Bristol Cathedral will resound to our unique rendition of Hallelujah! Chorus.
We look forward to seeing you on 5 June!
Please help us spread the word by sharing this event on your social media, with your family, friends, singing groups, choirs and like-minded friends!