Katie Derham introduces the second half of the Last Night of the Proms, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the BBC Singers, and conductor Sakari Oramo.
Katie Derham introduces the second half of the Last Night of the Proms live from the Royal Albert Hall.
In this Olympic year, the second part of the concert begins with American composer Michael Torke's Javelin, which was originally performed at the opening ceremony of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. A selection of young singers perform Vaughan Williams's 1938 tribute to Henry Wood's 50th anniversary - Serenade to Music. The cross-genre British composer Anne Dudley contributes a special arrangement entitled Fiesta Caribena! And star tenor Juan Diego Florez returns to perform more spine-tingling Donizetti.
The programme takes a trip around the UK in a celebration of Henry Wood's Fantasia on British Sea Songs, with contributions from the Proms in the Park in Colwyn Bay, Glasgow Green and Belfast. The Proms season comes to an end with the climax of Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the BBC Singers are conducted by Sakari Oramo.
|Orchestra||BBC Symphony Orchestra|
|Performer||BBC Symphony Chorus|
|Executive Producer||Francesca Kemp|