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A concert from the BBC Proms. The largest classical music festival in the world, the BBC Proms also boasts one of the mightiest venues. The Royal Albert Hall is a monument to the same Victorian pomp and splendour that swells through Edward Elgar's music. What better way to open this season than with the composer's biblical oratorio The Kingdom - the beautiful 'slow movement' of a musical triptych that started with The Apostles, but that would remain unfinished at Elgar's death. Celebrated Elgarian and Proms favourite Sir Andrew Davis, a Conductor Laureate of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, returns in his 70th-birthday year, joined by a distinguished cast of soloists. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 21:10 Performers Erin Wall (soprano - Blessed Virgin), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano - Mary Magdalene), Andrew Staples (tenor - St John), Christopher Purves (baritone - St Peter). CompanyBBC National Chorus of Wales.CompanyBBC Symphony Chorus.CompanyBBC Symphony Orchestra.ConductorAndrew Davis (Sir).