As we already told you before (read more), the Royal Albert Hall is celebrating 150 years in 2021 (29.03.1871 – 29.03.2021) and is doing 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 the 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 concert.
Special guests of the event will include Melanie C, Michael Sheen, Nicola Adams, Brian Cox, Claudia Winkleman, Jess Gillam, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Charles Dance, LionHeart, Eden Tikare, Jemma Redgrave, and Helen Pankhurst, who will join David Arnold on stage to present readings about each movement penned by writers Neil Gaiman, Jack Thorne, Dorian Lynskey, and Joe Penhall.
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.
The concert in 10 movements:
- When: Monday, July 19, 2021 from 19:30h till 21:30h
- Where: Royal Albert Hall (London, UK)
- Tickets: 10-30 GBP / 12-35 € – https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2021/150th-anniversary-concert/
Promotional video (short):
Promotional video (long):
Interview with David Arnold: