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Proms 2019 Prom 66: John Luther Adams's In the Name of the Earth

Prom 66
Prom 66: John Luther Adams's In the Name of the Earth
11:00 Sun 8 Sep 2019 Royal Albert Hall
Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Luther Adams is the master of large-scale musical spectacle. In the Name of the Earth is a musical meditation on nature, which will immerse the audience in the sound of more than 600 singers.
Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Luther Adams is the master of large-scale musical spectacle. In the Name of the Earth is a musical meditation on nature, which will immerse the audience in the sound of more than 600 singers.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Luther Adams is a master of large-scale musical spectacles – sonic installations that take the natural world not just as their inspiration but also as a stage.

In the Name of the Earth celebrates the elements in a musical meditation on rivers, lakes, mountains and deserts.

The Proms audience immersed in the sound of eight choirs – totalling more than 600 singers – placed around the auditorium.

Marshalling these huge vocal forces are conductors Naveen Arles, Neville Creed, Neil Ferris, Simon Halsey, David Lawrence, Laurel Neighbour, Joseph Roberts and David Temple.

As part of the performance, members of the audience will be invited to join in singing the final theme of In the Name of the Earth. To participate in this morning's performance audience members are encouraged to attend a preparatory sing-through session at 10.40-11.00am. You don't need to be able to read music or have any experience of singing to take part.

There will be no interval

Approx. end time: 11:55

Image: John Luther Adams © Donald Lee