Sunday 14 August 2011
7.00pm – c9.15pm
Royal Albert Hall

Choral music and singing events

  • Joby Talbot

    Chacony in G minor (after Purcell) (7 mins) BBC commission: world premiere
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Mark Wigglesworth conductor
  • Benjamin Britten

    Cantata misericordium (20 mins)
    • Alan Oke tenor
    • Leigh Melrose baritone
    • BBC Singers
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Mark Wigglesworth conductor
  • Benjamin Britten

    Sinfonia da Requiem (20 mins)
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Mark Wigglesworth conductor
  • INTERVAL
  • Benjamin Britten

    Spring Symphony (45 mins)
    • Amanda Roocroft soprano
    • Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
    • Alan Oke tenor
    • Trinity Boys Choir
    • BBC Singers
    • BBC Symphony Chorus
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Mark Wigglesworth conductor

About this event

A recreation of an all-Britten concert conducted in 1963 by the composer, but with a contemporary twist provided by Joby Talbot. For Britten, the Spring Symphony represented 'the reawakening of the earth and life'.

Please not Jirí Belohlávek has unfortunately cancelled for this performance. We are delighted to announce that Mark Wigglesworth will conduct this Prom.

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