The National Youth Choir returns to the BBC Proms for an explosive programme of music by Walton and Prokofiev.

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Programme

  • Beethoven - Symphony No.1
  • Strauss - Die Frau ohne Schatten - Symphonic Fantasy
  • Prokofiev - Seven, They Are Seven
  • Walton - Belshazzar's Feast

Description

A concert of musical legends and fairy tale. Based on an ancient Mesopotamian text, Prokofiev's 1917 mini-cantata Seven, They Are Seven is a disquieting work that conjures both the fantasies and the realities of the Russian Revolution.

Divine wrath crashes down upon Mesopotamia in Walton’s choral spectacular Belshazzar’s Feast – whose premiere in 1931 was conducted by Malcolm Sargent, later chief conductor of the Proms – while morality gets altogether more ambiguous in Strauss’s richly scored fairy-tale allegory Die Frau ohne Schatten (‘The Woman Without a Shadow’).


Performers

  • National Youth Choir
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • David Butt Philip (Tenor)
  • James Rutherford (Baritone)
  • Kirill Karabits (Conductor)

Tickets

£7.50 to £40 (plus booking fee)

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

Part of the BBC Proms 2017