Monday 6 August 2012
7.00pm – c9.00pm
Royal Albert Hall

Choral music and opera, Proms on TV

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Mass (103 mins)
    • Morten Frank Larsen bass-baritone
    • Julius Foo treble
    • Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pwll Coch, Caerdydd
    • Ysgol Gynradd Gymunedol Gymraeg, Llantrisant
    • Ysgol Gynradd Dolau, Llanharan
    • Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg, Rhydaman
    • Rock & Blues Band Matt Herskowitz piano Damien Bassman drums Mat Fieldes double bass Students from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
    • Aelwyd y Waun Ddyfal
    • National Youth Choir of Wales
    • Musicians from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
    • BBC National Chorus of Wales
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • National Youth Orchestra of Wales
    • Kristjan Järvi conductor
    • Thomas Kiemle stage director
    • Pat Dunachie counter-tenor
    • Sebastian Field counter-tenor
    • Tom Hammond Davies counter-tenor

About this event

Less a religious work than a theatrical happening, Bernstein’s Mass receives its first complete Proms performance, conducted by one of its most ardent champions, and supported by a spectrum of talented Welsh children and adult musicians. Using a mix of highbrow and vernacular styles, Bernstein created a rich, quintessentially American score that has recently begun to emerge as a modern classic.

There will be no interval

 

Discover the Music

Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Tom Service talks about Bernstein's Mass.

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