The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Brent Music Service create Anthem for Brent Borough of Culture 2020

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This autumn, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s (RPO) community and education programme RPO Resound has been building on its thriving relationship with Brent Music Service (BMS) and today marks the culmination of this very special collaboration. Brent is The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture for 2020 and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has been working in partnership with BMS, award-winning composer and music leader James Redwood, the poet Momtaza Mehri and more than 8,000 Brent school children and young members of BMS orchestras to compose and perform Anthem for Brent 2020.

Tchaikovsky's Serenade available to view on YouTube

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From 26 November, 4pm on our YouTube channel you can watch the exclusive online premiere of this performance, and enjoy the luscious sounds of a full string orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular piece – a work inspired by Mozart, and described by the composer as written ‘from the heart’. 

A Christmas Celebration with John Rutter

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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is bringing audiences a huge serving of festive joy and Christmas cheer in the comfort of their own homes this December, with the exclusive broadcast of this specially recorded performance, featuring John Rutter and a host of special guests. With so many concerts cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Orchestra was thrilled to be able to record this unique production at the end of October in the stunning surroundings of St Albans Cathedral (complying fully with regional restrictions and social distancing regulations) and is proud to be able to share it with online audiences worldwide.

RPO STROKESTRA® programme is Shortlisted for a 2020 Royal Philharmonic Society Impact Award

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As just announced on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ this evening we are delighted to share the news that STROKESTRA® has been shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Impact Award.

On hearing about this nomination James Williams, RPO Managing Director said: “It is wonderful that this important RPO community support and rehabilitation programme has been recognised for the benefit and wellbeing impact it has had on all the participants and communities involved. We also wish all of our category nominees the best of luck!”

Latest News

  • Friday 4 December 2020
    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Brent Music Service create Anthem for Brent Borough of Culture 2020
  • Tuesday 24 November 2020
    Tchaikovsky's Serenade available to view on YouTube
  • Thursday 5 November 2020
    A Christmas Celebration with John Rutter

Latest Media Articles

  • Tuesday 24 November 2020
    Tchaikovsky's Serenade available to view on YouTube
  • Wednesday 14 October 2020
    RPO STROKESTRA® programme is Shortlisted for a 2020 Royal Philharmonic Society Impact Award
  • Thursday 8 October 2020
    Celebrating our cultural and community impact in 2019/2020