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. 21:10Performers Erin Wall (soprano - Blessed Virgin), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano - Mary Magdalene), Andrew Staples (tenor - St John), Christopher Purves (baritone - St Peter).
Company BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis (Sir).