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H²hOpe: The Water Diviner's Tale was performed at the BBC Proms on August 27th.

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Congratulations to all the young singers who took part in the performance of Rachel Portman's musical drama H²hOpe: The Water Diviner's Tale.

You can now watch a film which follows the young singers from the auditions through to the music camp and onto the final performance.

You can also see photos from the live performance at the Royal Albert Hall, watch clips of the auditions in July and take a look at some snap shots from the residential camp.


What was on offer?

BBC New Talent, in association with BBC Proms, was searching for young singers to take centre stage at the Royal Albert Hall.

They were part of a fantastic new musical drama by Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman, H²hOpe: The Water Diviner's Tale, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3.


What happened?

The top 200 applicants were invited to London auditions where we selected 40 singers, including four soloists who will perform this original work.

The 40 successful singers were then given professional vocal and performance training at a two week residential music camp.

This prepared them for their performance at the Royal Albert Hall on the 27th August, where they showcased their talent in front of an audience of 5,000.

Watch a film of the young singers taking part in the Water Diviner's Tale. Follow them from the audition process through to the live performance at the Royal Albert Hall.


Who could enter?

We were offering young singers, who were passionate about music and have a good singing voice, the opportunity to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The scheme was open to singers 11 - 16 years old.


Get inspired

Cece Sammy

Even though the entries have closed you can still find out more about H²hOpe: The Water Diviner’s Tale, the fresh and innovative production exploring the hot issue of climate change.

You can find out what went on at the London auditions, get advice from CeCe Sammy and you can get more information about the BBC Proms from their website.



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