- Edward Elgar 1857–1934
- BBC Symphony Orchestra
- Gennady Rozhdestvensky Conductor
- Felicity Lott Mary, the Blessed Virgin
- Robert Tear John
- John Shirley-Quirk Peter
- Sir John Tomlinson Judas
- Sarah Walker Mary Magdalene
- Brian Rayner Cook Jesus
- BBC Singers (1924-34, Wireless Chorus; 1935-8, 1942-3, 1946-72, BBC Chorus)
- Goldsmiths Choral Union
- BBC Symphony Chorus (pre-1932, National Chorus; 1933-4, BBC Chorus; 1935-77, BBC Choral Society)
About this event
This concert was cancelled because of industrial action by the Musicians' Union.
Proms 2 to 20 were also cancelled because of industrial action.
The de facto First Night of the 1980 season was Prom 21.