Join the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union for its 134th performance of Messiah on Sunday 3 April 2022. We are delighted to be returning to the Usher Hall after our enforced absence since January 2021.


Emma Morwood - Soprano
Lea Shaw - Mezzo Soprano (Scottish Opera emerging artist)
Glen Cunningham - Tenor (Scottish Opera emerging artist)
Arthur Bruce - Baritone (former Scottish Opera emerging artist)

Conductor - Michael Bawtree

Socially distanced seating will be available in the side stalls.

Please note that to keep audience members and Usher Hall staff safe, picnics will not be permitted at the concert. The bars will be open, however.

There will be an interval but it will be 20 minutes duration this year.

This is a reschedule date | Click for further details

Please see the following statement from the ERCU:

With much regret, we announce our decision to reschedule our performance of Messiah on 3 January 2022. 

We are so sorry to give this disappointing news but the health and safety of our audience and of our chorus members, soloists, conductor, orchestra and of the Usher Hall staff are our priority as we navigate the escalating Covid-19 pandemic. 

Our performance has been rescheduled to the evening of Sunday 3 April 2022 and your tickets are still valid for the rescheduled date.  

We look forward to seeing you all in the Usher Hall then. 

Customers are advised to retain their tickets if already issued and ticket confirmations as they remain valid for the new date. We will be back in touch soon to confirm the event start time.

Should you have any queries please get in touch by emailing:

Age Restriction

Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult 18+

Access Bookings


In order to book wheelchair spaces and disabled companions please email the box office at or call us on 0131 228 1155