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Prom 44: Belshazzar’s Feast

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Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London, Greater London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
On Tuesday 20 August 2019 at 19:30
Festival: BBC Proms
Gerald FinleyBaritone
Orféo Català
Orféo Català Youth Choir
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon RattleConductor

Sir Simon Rattle conducts a concert of sonic spectacle, bringing one of the great English oratorios together with an American orchestral classic. Walton’s choral masterpiece Belshazzar’s Feast gets the Proms treatment with a 300-strong choir and Canadian baritone Gerald Finley as soloist. More than 10 percussionists are needed to bring Varese’s Amériques – a celebration of the modern city in sound – to life, while Charles Koechlin’s Jungle Bookinspired Les bandar-log transports listeners to the primeval forest, where all the noise comes from the monkeys.

Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 23 August

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