Saturday 11 August 2012
7.30pm – c9.05pm
Royal Albert Hall

Choral music and opera

  • Hector Berlioz

    Requiem (Grande messe des morts) (83 mins)
    • Thierry Fischer conductor
    • Toby Spence tenor
    • BBC National Chorus of Wales
    • Huddersfield Choral Society
    • London Symphony Chorus
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales

About this event

The cavernous Royal Albert Hall is a natural setting for Berlioz’s monumental Requiem. Although the work’s choral and instrumental requirements are massive, perhaps most revolutionary is its exploitation of the performance space as an element of composition. Thierry Fischer directs his final concert as Principal Conductor of BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

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: Suzy Klein talks about Berlioz's Requiem (Grande messe des morts).

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