Royal Albert Hall – 150th Birthday Concert – David Arnold’s ‘A Circle of Sound’

UPDATE (21/2/21): Concert postponed till 15/7/2021 (read more)

UPDATE (25/3/21): Date changed to Monday 19 July 2021

UPDATE (25/3/21): Tickets on sale now!


The Royal Albert Hall is celebrating 150 years in 2021 (29.03.1871 – 29.03.2021), and will do it with a very special program full of events and concerts, bringing together generations for an epic musical journey.


On Monday, July 19, 2021, a very special commission created by composer David Arnold and performed by Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, and students from the Tri-borough Music Hub, will have its world premiere: ‘A Circle of Sound’, a 10-movement work.


David Arnold may be internationally renowned for his scores for multiple James Bond films, Independence Day, Little Britain and Sherlock, but for the Hall’s 150th anniversary he has turned his compositional genius to create a work to be performed by local schoolchildren, alongside the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and the Hall’s in-house orchestra, in a multi-media spectacular presentation, having a long list of guest stars from the worlds of stage and screen.


The culmination of over a year’s work, this commission celebrates the story of the Royal Albert Hall – from the seed of the idea, through construction and the unforgettable events and social movements that the Hall has hosted, from the suffragettes to Chelsea Arts Club Balls, from Einstein and Stephen Hawking to sporting legends, from classical to rock and pop, ‘A Circle of Sound’ celebrates the remarkable history of the nation’s village hall.


When: Monday, March 29, 2021 at 19:30h

Where: Royal Albert Hall (London, UK)

Tickets: Not yet on sale

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When: Monday, July 19, 2021 at 19:30h

Where: Royal Albert Hall (London, UK)

Tickets: 10-30 GBP / 12-35 € –