Last Night of the Proms

Posted on: August 29th, 2013 in: Chauffeur Driven Events • Tagged with:

bbc-proms-topMany people’s perception of the BBC Proms is taken from the Last Night, although this concert is very different from the others. It usually takes place on the second Saturday in September, and is broadcast by the BBC on radio and television.

The Last Night begins with a celebratory new work by Anna Clyne and includes a rare performance of Britten’s 1967 overture for chorus and orchestra The Building of the House, a touch of Broadway magic and the sound of a glass ceiling being broken as Marin Alsop takes charge of her first Last Night. Nigel Kennedy and Joyce DiDonato are the star soloists in a programme that picks up sea-faring themes from Bantock and George Lloyd and includes a transatlantic flavour.

The concert is traditionally in a lighter, ‘winding-down’ vein, with popular classics being followed by a series of British patriotic pieces in the second half of the concert. This sequence traditionally includes Edward Elgar’s Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 (to part of which Land of Hope and Glory is sung), and Henry Wood’s Fantasia on British Sea Songs, which culminates in Thomas Arne’s Rule, Britannia! The concert concludes with Hubert Parry’s Jerusalem (a setting of a poem by William Blake), and the British national anthem.

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