Doctor Who Cardiff spectacular in aid of BBC Children in Need
BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC National Chorus of Wales, Sunday 19 November 2006, Wales Millennium Centre
BBC Wales's multi-Bafta award-winning drama Doctor Who and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales are set to work together to stage a spectacular one-off event in Cardiff in aid of BBC Children in Need on 19 November.
The star-studded concert - which will take place at the Wales Millennium Centre
in Cardiff - will feature the BBC National Orchestra of Wales performing
selections of Murray Gold's celebrated incidental score, accompanied by a host
of stunning visuals from the most recent series of Doctor Who.
The audience can also expect live appearances from some of The Doctor's
greatest enemies including the infamous Daleks and the villainous Cybermen.
David Tennant, who plays the time travelling Doctor, has confirmed that he will
be on hand to take part in a question and answer session alongside Doctor Who
writer and Executive Producer Russell T Davies and Murray Gold.
The concert will be recorded by BBC Radio Wales, to be aired at a later date.
It will also be filmed by Doctor Who Confidential for a special documentary to
be shown later in the year.
Russell T Davies said: "We are delighted to join forces with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in
aid of BBC Children in Need. The evening promises to be an audio visual
"I can't wait to hear Murray Gold's extraordinary scores live on
Doctor Who is made by BBC Wales and the majority of scenes are filmed in South
The Wales Millennium Centre itself has featured in two episodes: Boom
Town - an episode in series one based in modern Cardiff - and, in series two,
where the building doubled as a futuristic hospital on the planet New Earth.
Ticket prices will include a donation to BBC Children in Need and the official
programme will also have proceeds going to the appeal.
Doctor Who - A Celebration takes place at 6.30pm on Sunday 19 November 2006.
Tickets are priced at £20, £16, £14, and £10. Tickets for children under the
age of 16 will be half price.
Tickets can be bought and booked directly from the Wales Millennium Centre from
20 October 2006.
Notes to Editors
Murray Gold is one of the most inspired and uncompromising composers in his
From his groundbreaking Bafta nominated score to Vanity Fair to his Royal Television Society
Award-winning soundtrack to Queer as Folk, Murray Gold has been the composer of
choice when it comes to scoring the most innovative programmes on television.
Since 2005, he has served as musical director for the new series of Doctor Who.
In this capacity, he created a new arrangement of the show's theme and also
composes most of the show's incidental music.
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales occupies a very special role as both a
national and broadcasting orchestra, acclaimed not only for its performances
but also for its importance within its own community.
The orchestra has gone
from strength to strength over recent years under its formidable conducting
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales is the Orchestra in Residence at St
David's Hall, Cardiff at which it gives 20 performances a year.
concerts are broadcast chiefly on BBC Radio 3 but can also be heard regularly on
BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Wales radio and television, BBC FOUR and S4C.
The BBC National Chorus of Wales was formed in 1983. It has developed into one
of the leading large mixed choruses in the UK.
its amateur status, the chorus works to the highest professional standards, and
enjoys a close performing relationship with the BBC National Orchestra of
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