Tuesday 7 August 2012
7.30pm – c9.40pm
Royal Albert Hall

Choral music and opera, Proms on TV

  • Richard Wagner

    Tristan and Isolde – Prelude (Act 1) (9 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena conductor
  • James MacMillan

    Credo (c25 mins) BBC co-commission, world premiere
    • Manchester Chamber Choir Proms debut
    • Northern Sinfonia Chorus Proms debut
    • Rushley Singers Proms debut
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena conductor
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No. 6 in A major (55 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • Juanjo Mena conductor

About this event

Juanjo Mena presents a major world premiere before offering his acclaimed reading of a sonorous yet dangerously eruptive Bruckner symphony.

First though, there’s the emblematic love of Tristan and Isolde, expressed through music dark in sound and revolutionary in harmony. James MacMillan’s works have enjoyed regular success at the Proms since the first performance of The Confession of Isobel Gowdie was given here in 1990.

As with Bruckner, MacMillan’s communicative power is often associated with expressions of faith, and the unveiling of Credo, has been keenly awaited.


Discover the Music

Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Stephen Johnson talks about Bruckner's Symphony No. 6 in A major.

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