BBC Young Chorister of the Year to sing in Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s online ‘A Christmas Celebration’ with John Rutter

Alexander Olleson with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in St Albans Cathedral

 

Alexander Olleson, who was announced as the winner of the Songs of Praise and BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year competition yesterday, will join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for its annual Christmas Celebration concert this week.

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!”

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