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It’s that time of year again – The Proms are in full flow. The amount of choice can be overwhelming, so we’ve put together some of our favourite ceoncerts below…
Prom 19a: Ukraine Freedom Orchestra
As the Ukraine crisis continues to unfold, recently refugeed musicians from Ukraine and Ukranian musicians from some of Europe’s top orchestras unite under Ukrainian-Canadian conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson for a pertinent Prom. They perform Chopin, Beethoven, Brahms and a work from Ukraine’s leading living composer, Valentin Sylestrov.
Prom 38: Tchaikovsky, Missy Mazzoli and Prokofiev
Our friends and frequent collaborators the Philharmonia Orchestra feature in this mystical Prom where enchantment, potions and deep emotions suddenly transform into passionate music.
Prom 33: Holst’s The Planets
Roderick (or ‘Roddy’) Williams is one of The Choir’s most beloved soloists after numerous spellbinding performances singing the baritone in our annual St Matthew Passion, and other collaborations. Hear him singing a new BBC commission by Matthew Kaner entitled Pearl in which an ancient lament unlocks emotions that transcend time.
Prom 61 – Chineke! performs Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
Chineke! Orchestra have this year been given the privilege of performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. This piece has a special place in each Proms season, and Chineke! fully deserve the honour of performing it in 2022. We’re excited to announce that a number of our singers will be joining the newly formed Chineke! Voices as a part of this performance, so watch out for some of our members if you’re watching on TV or in the audience.
See the stars of The Proms at Vaughan Williams: A Celebration
Remember that both Roddy Williams and Philharmonia Orchestra will be performing as a part of our Vaughan Williams: A Celebration concert at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. Vaughan Williams is our former Musical Director, so this celebration is personal for us.
This varied programme has something to offer both Vaughan Williams experts and those who haven’t heard his music much before – a rare performance of The Garden of Proserpine and a masterful rendition of his beloved A Sea Symphony will ensure that everyone can join the celebrations.