20.4.2017

The National Youth Choir of Great Britain is returning to the BBC Proms in 2017 for its 11th appearance in the world-renowned series.

The choir will perform William Walton’s 'Belshazzar’s Feast' and Sergei Prokofiev’s 'Seven, They Are Seven' with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and soloists David Butt Philip (Tenor) and James Rutherford (Baritone) under conductor Kirill Karabits at Prom 30 on Monday 7 August at 7.30pm.

The National Youth Choir of Great Britain performed Belshazzar’s Feast at its Proms debut in 2000. Since then, the choir’s Proms appearances have been welcomed by considerable critical acclaim, with its 2012 performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim in particular hailed as “tremendously fresh” (The Guardian), “splendid…a match for the best” (Financial Times) and “René Pape apart, the outstanding contribution” (Bachtrack).

NYCGB Director Ben Parry said: “We are so delighted to be returning to the BBC Proms. It's always a thrill for our young singers to perform in the Royal Albert Hall, and the combination of the venue and the prestige of the series bring the best out of any performer. We’re looking forward to making music with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, David Butt Philip, James Rutherford and Kirill Karabits, and to thrilling the audience with these two explosively exciting works."

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