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Friday Night is Music Night - presented by Ken Bruce from the Chichester Festival Theatre.

Friday Night is Music Night - presented by Ken Bruce from the Chichester Festival Theatre.

BBC Radio 2's (and the world's) longest running orchestral music show - Friday Night is Music Night returns to the Chichester Festival Theatre for a special live broadcast. Friday Night is Music Night was first broadcast on Friday, 25th September 1953 on the BBC Light Programme. The same year saw the Queen's Coronation, the Conquest of Everest and the end of sweet rationing. Its brief was "to create a Friday-night show which would help people relax after the week's hard work and put them in the right mood for a happy weekend". With the BBC Concert Orchestra as itss backbone, the heady mix of classical and popular works, film music, songs from the shows, opera and operetta has entertained millions of audiences across the globe.

Ken Bruce is the presenter with special guests Alexander Armstrong, Ilona Domnich, Noah Stewart and, of course, the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe.

First broadcast in November 2016.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Friday Night Is Music Night Opening Sig Tune

    Conductor: Richard Balcombe.
  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Overture - Light Cavalry

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe & Noah Stewart

    MANON LESCAUT: DONNA NON VIDI MAI

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    The Folks Who Live On The Hill

  • Alexander Armstrong & BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Without A Song

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    633 Squadron

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe & Ilona Domnich (soprano

    Si, mi chiamano Mimi (La Boheme)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe & Noah Stewart

    THE FLOWER SONG ('CARMEN')

  • The BBC Concert Orchestra Cb: Richard Balcombe

    Harry Potter Wondrous World

  • Alexander Armstrong & BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    FIELDS OF GOLD

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe & Noah Stewart

    La Donna e Mobile (Rigoletto)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe & Ilona Domnich

    Chi Il Bel Sogno di Doretta (La Rondine)

  • Alexander Armstrong & BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    MacArthur Park

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Music for the Royal Fireworks - Overture

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Danse Macabre

    BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

  • Ilona Domnich (soprano

    The Russian Nightingale

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Capriccio Espagnol

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe & Noah Stewart

    Nessun Dorma

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Friday Night Is Music Night Closing Sig Tune

    Conductor: Richard Balcombe.

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