The National Youth Choir sings at the opening night of the 2018 BBC Proms.

"A young choir on blazing form" - theartsdesk, August 2017


  • Ralph Vaughan Williams - Toward The Unknown Region
  • Gustav Holst - The Planets
  • Anna Meredith / 59 Productions - Five Telegrams


An all-British season launch for the 2018 BBC Proms features two major figures who composed responses to the First World War.

Holst’s much-loved 'The Planets' (premiered in 1918) and Vaughan Williams’s choral masterpiece 'Toward the Unknown Region' contrast with a new work by Anna Meredith and 59 Productions. 'Five Telegrams' draws on communications sent by young soldiers in 1918 and features specially produced digital projections, creating a unique spectacle.


  • National Youth Choir of Great Britain
  • BBC Symphony Chorus
  • BBC Proms Youth Ensemble
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Sakari Oramo (Conductor)


£6 to £60 (plus booking fee)

Royal Albert Hall box office, click below or call 020 7589 8212

Part of the BBC Proms 2018