Prom 39: Berlioz Requiem
with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the BBC National Chorus of Wales
Saturday 11 August 2012, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
Berlioz Requiem (Grande messe des morts)
Toby Spence Tenor
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Huddersfield Choral Society
London Symphony Chorus
Thierry Fischer Conductor
The cavernous Royal Albert Hall is a natural setting for Berioz's monumental Requiem. Although the work's choral and instrumental requirements are massive, perhaps most revolutionary is its exploitation of the performance space as an element of composition. Thierry Fischer directs his final concert as Principal Cnductor of BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
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.