Prom 70: Desert Island Discs 70th-Anniversary Prom
with the BBC Concert Orchestra
Monday 03 September 2012, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
Kirsty Young presenter
Ailish Tynan soprano
Nicolas Altstaedt cello
Peter Donohoe piano
Wayne Marshall organ
Bryn Terfel bass-baritone
Huddersfield Choral Society
BBC Concert Orchestra
Keith Lockhart conductor
In a celebration of the 70th anniversary of BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, Kirsty Young interviews guests from the series and introduces the most popular music choices, including Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565), Coates’s ‘The Dam Busters’ March and The Sleepy Lagoon; and excerpts from Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto, Coleridge-Taylor’s The Death of Minnehaha, Elgar’s Cello Concerto, Handel’s Messiah, Puccini’s Madam Butterfly and Tosca, plus arrangements of favourite Beatles songs.
How to get there
- South Kensington (District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines) High Street Kensington (District and Circle Lines)
- 52, Victoria to Willesden, stopping on Kensington Gore 9, Aldwych to Hammersmith, stopping on Kensington Gore 10, Archway to Hammersmith, stopping on Kensington Gore 70, Acton to South Kensington, stopping on Queen's Gate 360, Elephant & Castle to the Hall, stopping on Prince Consort Road
- London Victoria is the nearest National Rail train station.
- The Hall has many stepped entrances at Ground level. Ramped access is located at Doors 1, 3, 8, 9 and 12. Public lifts are located at Doors 1 and 8 and serve all levels from Basement to Gallery. The Arena Foyer bars can be accessed via a platform lift from the Basement level at Door 1. 14 wheelchair spaces with adjacent companion seats are situated in the Stalls at Ground floor level.There are a limited number of chairs that can be elevated which may be used by customers seated at the back of the Stalls platforms who are able to transfer from their wheelchair. If you are interested in this facility, please speak to a Steward on arrival. There are also six wheelchair spaces in the Circle at sections P, R, V and X and four spaces within the unreserved standing area of the Gallery. Please note that due to the physical limitations of the circular shape of the auditorium, the spaces in the Circle are more suitable for customers with good upper body mobility.