Christmas with the King's Singers

An Interview with the King's Singers

Five thousand miles away in Utah, the King’s Singers are getting excited about two very special concerts they’ll be performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 6 December.

“It doesn't get much better than the Albert Hall,” Jonathan Howard, bass, tells me.

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RPO Resound: North Lincolnshire young musicians share their Proms performance at The Baths Hall

North Lincolnshire young musicians share their Proms performance at The Baths Hall

This summer the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra worked with a group of thirty brilliant young musicians from across North Lincolnshire to devise a brand new composition, which they then performed side-by-side with the full symphony orchestra the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms.

Having performed their piece to a packed audience at the iconic London concert hall and to many more listeners via a live BBC Radio 3 broadcast the young musicians couldn’t wait to bring their piece, The Faces of Brahma, to their home-town of Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire for its regional premiere.

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Sir Peter Ellwood CBE DL presented with honorary membership – Press Release

Northampton’s Sir Peter Ellwood CBE DL is to be presented with honorary membership of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) at its next concert at Northampton Royal & Derngate this Sunday, 26 November. Sir Peter will be only the second person to be granted this honour in the Orchestra’s 70-year history; the other honorary member is composer and conductor John Rutter. The award is being given in recognition of Sir Peter’s outstanding contribution to the RPO’s success and development over more than 20 years. Since 1996 he has played several pivotal roles including Non-executive Director, Chairman of the Advisory Council and Chairman of the RPO Trust.

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Kian Soltani in the spotlight

Rave reviews and invitations to perform at the world’s leading concert halls have propelled 25-year-old Kian Soltani from rising star to one of the most exciting musicians of this generation. Now his time has come to perform alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, as he heads to Kingston’s Rose Theatre on Saturday 3rd Feb and the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone on Sunday 4th. Find out why Elgar's Cello Concerto is so special to him and his tips for any nervous classical music newbies.

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