Scratch Youth Messiah

The Scratch Youth Messiah is an amazing event that we take part in each year. 1,500 singers aged 7–25 perform Handel’s Messiah with a live orchestra and amazing soloists in the Royal Albert Hall in December each year. We are delighted that current Brookmead choir members are joined by older pupils who have taken part previously and have now moved on to secondary school.

Mrs Brimmicombe has prepared the following practice tracks (alto line) for the choruses that we are singing to help you prepare at home.

Choruses for the Scratch Youth Messiah


1 Overture

2 Comfort ye, my people (Tenor)

3 Ev’ry valley shall be exalted (Tenor)

5 Thus saith the Lord (Bass)

8 Behold, a virgin shall conceive (Alto)

9 O thou, that tellest (Alto followed by CHORUS)

13 Pastoral Symphony

14 There were shepherds/And lo, the angel (Soprano)

15/16 And the angel said unto them/And suddenly (Soprano)

17 Glory to God (CHORUS)

18 Rejoice greatly (Soprano)

19 Then shall the eyes (Alto)

20 He shall feed his flock (Alto/Soprano)


27 All they that see him (Tenor)

29 Thy rebuke hath broken (Tenor)

32 But thou didst not leave (Tenor)

38 How beautiful are the feet (Soprano)

40 Why do the nations (Bass)

42 He that dwelleth in heaven (Tenor)

43 Thou shalt break them (Tenor)

44 Hallelujah (CHORUS)

Part 3

45 I know that my redeemer (Soprano)

47 Behold, I tell you a mystery (Bass)

48 The trumpet shall sound (Bass)

53 Worthy is the Lamb (CHORUS,) Amen (CHORUS)