VenueRoyal Albert Hall
Other spaces: Elgar Room
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From18th July 2014
To18th July 2014
PricesFrom £9.50. To £46.00.
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Prom 1

Prom 1T852237501
A concert from the BBC Proms.

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First Night of the 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


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

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