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Calling all singers! Join Lesley Garrett and BBC SSO on stage at Last Night Of The Proms in Dundee

BBC Scotland is giving up to 200 aspiring singers the chance to appear on stage with opera diva Lesley Garrett, as part of the celebrations of the Last Night Of The Proms in Dundee.

The specially created Dundee Proms Chorus will be one of the highlights of the event at the Caird Hall on 11 September, alongside Lesley Garret and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Broadcast live on TV and recorded for BBC Radio, this all-new, home-grown choir will perform songs from some classic musicals and showpieces from some of the great operas and will lead the audience in a link-up to the Royal Albert Hall live on BBC One, and to other venues across the UK.

For those who would like to be part of the Dundee Proms Chorus, BBC Scotland is running a series of fun workshops – open to all aspiring singers over the age of 16.

Led by the inspirational choir trainer Anna Flannagan, there will be six rehearsal sessions leading up to the big night, as well as a full dress rehearsal with the orchestra and company. No previous experience of singing is required and all the songs will be taught by ear for those who can't read music.

All interested applicants should contact dundeepromschorus@bbc.co.uk before Friday 30 July.

This is the first time that the Proms have visited Dundee, bringing some of the magic associated with the Last Night, but with a distinctly Scottish flavour. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra provides the musical backbone for the night, providing accompaniment to one of Britain's most popular classical singers, soprano Lesley Garrett, conducted by Scottish conductor Garry Walker.

Tickets for the event are now available and, to bring the real bohemian spirit of the Proms to Dundee, there will be a choice of standing "promenade" tickets in the stalls area, with a limited number of seated tickets in the balcony.

Tickets for the BBC Proms Last Night celebrations in Scotland are available by contacting the BBC shows and Tours line on 0370 9011227 or, or visiting: bbc.co.uk/proms.

Notes to Editors

BBC Proms Last Night Celebrations in Scotland, featuring Lesley Garrett and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, at Caird Hall, Dundee, Saturday 11 September 2010.

Applicants for the Dundee Proms Chorus should contact the Chorus Administrator at dundeepromschorus@bbc.co.uk.

Or, alternatively, write to Proms Chorus Administrator, Zone 3.08, BBC Scotland, 40 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1DA.

To book tickets, please call *03709011227, or go to bbc.co.uk/proms.

Maximum of four tickets per household.

*0370 calls cost no more than calls to 01 and 02 geographic numbers and are included in discount packages for both fixed-line and mobile phones.

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