• Patrick Hawes - The Great War Symphony WORLD PREMIERE
  • Favourites by Hubert Parry, Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams


A major and emotionally-charged new symphonic work, 'The Great War Symphony' by Patrick Hawes has been written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

For this world premiere performance, the National Youth Choir will join forces with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Invictus Choir, London Youth Choir, Berkshire Youth Choir, soloists Louise Alder and Joshua Ellicott, and musicians from the State Trumpeters and Band of the Household Cavalry, the Fanfare Trumpeters of the Royal Air Force, and the Corps Drums and Bugles of the Royal Marines. Also present via beamed-in screens will be the National Youth Choir of Scotland, the Cross Border Youth Choir (Ireland and Northern Ireland) and the choir of Ysgol Glanaethwy (Wales).

Compered by Classic FM presenters John Suchet and Margherita Taylor, the evening will also feature a wealth of other choral and orchestral favourites, and is held in aid of SSAFA, the armed forces charity supporting military families.


  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • State Trumpeters and Band of the Household Cavalry
  • Fanfare Trumpeters of the Royal Air Force
  • Corps Drums and Bugles of the Royal Marines
  • Invictus Choir
  • National Youth Choir of Great Britain
  • National Youth Choir of Scotland
  • Cross Border Youth Choir of Ireland and Northern Ireland
  • Choir of Ysgol Glanaethwy
  • London Youth Choir
  • Berkshire Youth Choir
  • Louise Alder (Soprano)
  • Joshua Ellicott (Tenor)


Available from the Royal Albert Hall box office: 020 7589 8212 or click below: