The National Youth Choir returns to the BBC Proms for a unique multimedia performance inspired by Robert Macfarlane's bestselling book 'The Lost Words'.


The rich musical landscape of nature is celebrated in this innovative Prom inspired by the bestselling book The Lost Words, which revives disappearing words that describe the natural world.

With a brand-new ‘spell’ by the book’s author Robert Macfarlane, and live paintings from Jackie Morris, who created the original artwork, the programme includes the nightingale, quail and cuckoo calls from Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony, the Arctic bird cries of Rautavaara’s 'Cantus arcticus' and the carefree flight of Vaughan Williams’s 'The Lark Ascending'.


  • Stephanie Childress (Violin)
  • Jason Singh (Beatboxer)
  • Angie Newman (BSL interpreter)
  • The Lost Words (Spell Song folk group)
  • National Youth Choir of Great Britain
  • Southbank Sinfonia
  • Jessica Cottis (Conductor)


£7.50 to £20 (plus booking fee)

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

Part of the BBC Proms 2019