Live from Le Méridien

Join members of The Iona Consort in two live-streamed rehearsals in December on The Messiah - Part 1 from Le Méridien, Piccadilly. 

The two-hour rehearsals will take place in the splendour of The Oak Room - one of London’s most prestigious banquet halls forming the centrepiece of Le Méridien, Piccadilly.

The rehearsals will focus on George Frideric Handel's Messiah - Part 1, and will include For unto us, And the glory, And he shall purify, Glory to God & His Yoke is easy. Enjoy insight on vocal technique and performance practice from your team of professional musicians. After the rehearsal why not enjoy a splendid supper at the Terrace on Piccadilly. 

Participants may attend in person, but numbers are strictly limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. The event will be broadcast live online, and participants may join in from home. 























If it safe to attend the venue in person?

May we draw your attention to the hotel's policy: Numbers of live attendees will be strictly limited to manage risk and socially distanced as required. Le Meridien is a Covid secure venue, and the wellbeing of guests and associates is of paramount importance. Participants are asked to arrive and depart with a face covering, and to avoid mingling during before or after the sessions. 


How much do the sessions cost? 

£28.50 per session to attend in person. 

£25 to attend both sessions online. 

How long do the sessions last?

Two hours - there will be a short break in the middle. 


How do I get hold of the music?

We will send you PDFs by email shortly after you click the BUY NOW button above. It is most environmentally friendly if you display these on an iPad. The App Forscore is very good for this. Sadly we are unable to lend out scores for this event, however, you are very welcome to bring your own. The group will be working from the New Novello edition. 

Do I need to be an experienced singer?

Some familiarity will be assumed with the notes. We will be aiming to finesse the music, bu in a lighthearted and positive way. 

What is included in each session?

A good vocal warmup - free copies of the score - rehearsal and discussion of the music with our team of professional musicians. 


Click the Buy Now links above to purchase your session(s). PDFs of music scores will then be sent out. Any problems, feel free to email Ben on  

Terms and Conditions

- No refunds are available on ticket purchase 

- Tickets must (ideally) be booked at least 24 hours before the session start to guarantee receipt of sheet music and login details if applicable. 

- Both sessions start at 6pm London time.

- It is the responsibility of participants to ensure they have received all requisite Zoom logins and sheet music, querying anything at least 24 hours before session start time to guarantee timely access to rehearsals. 

- Virtual Music Teaching cannot accept responsibility for Internet connection issues beyond our control, and is unable to rearrange sessions 

-Sessions will be lead by Benedict Lewis-Smith or one of his colleagues

Both rehearsals - £55

Admit one person

The Messiah

Rehearsal 2 - £28.50

Admit one person

The Messiah

Rehearsal 1 - £28.50

Admit one person

Attend in person

Both rehearsals - £25

Admit whole family

Join online