Sunday 11 August 2013
7.30pm – c9.45pm
Royal Albert Hall

Choral music and opera, Proms on TV

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Toward the Unknown Region (11 mins)
    • Codetta
    • Irish Youth Chamber Choir
    • National Youth Choir of Great Britain
    • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
    • Vasily Petrenko conductor
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage

    Frieze (15 mins) BBC co-commission with the Royal Philharmonic Society and the New York Philharmonic: world premiere, BBC commission: world premiere
    • Codetta
    • Irish Youth Chamber Choir
    • National Youth Choir of Great Britain
    • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
    • Vasily Petrenko conductor
  • INTERVAL
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' (70 mins)
    • Ailish Tynan soprano
    • Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano
    • Toby Spence tenor
    • Gerald Finley baritone
    • Codetta
    • Irish Youth Chamber Choir
    • National Youth Choir of Great Britain
    • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
    • Vasily Petrenko conductor

About this event

The first ever free main-evening Prom celebrates the bicentenary of the Royal Philharmonic Society with a new work by Mark-Anthony Turnage and a performance of the society’s most famous commission for choir and orchestra, Beethoven’s boundary-breaking ‘Choral’ Symphony. Youth choirs from the UK and Ireland, including from Derry-Londonderry, UK City of Culture 2013, join the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and principal conductor Vasily Petrenko.

Tickets to this free Prom will be available from 9.00am on Friday 28 June. You can purchase up to four tickets per booking.

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