July 12, 2019
Get ready for BBC Proms 2019
The countdown begins! From July 19th to September 14th, the world’s biggest musical festival will be taking place at the Royal Albert Hall. This musical festival is going to blow your mind. Those who don’t know what the BBC proms are, let’s check it out!
Short for promenade, The Proms made its debut in 1895. It all began when the English conductor Henry Wood wanted to introduce the best classical music to a mass audience. It also runs alongside the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s mission to the Moon. This will be one of the themes running throughout The Proms. Ladies and gents bring your flags as there will literally be a full house! This upcoming event will be held at the Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington. The venue holds up to 5500 people. No need to be too fancy by suiting up or wearing gowns. Wear what you want to, there’s no dress code. But, don’t go crazy… Since it’s a classical music festival, it must be within reason.
The show will be opened on July 19th by Janáček's monumental Glagolitic Mass. Karina Canellakis with her masterpiece orchestra show that is sure to touch your soul… More artists like Bohemian Rhapsody will be performing on July 20th. Angélique Kidjo will be performing on July 30th. Don’t miss Mozart’s Requiem on August 7th. The Warner Brothers Story will take place on August 9th. Beethoven Night will be September 13th. The show is not only for the adults. Children over 5 years old are welcome. The CBeebies will be performing for your kids on July 21st and 22nd. There’s also going to be shows for the over 75’s. Plus, the concerts will be aired live on Radio 3, BBC iPlayer and many more. It’s going to be epic!
Thinking about going to this amazing event, but don’t know how? Its easy, tickets are available online on The Prom’s website. Over 1200 tickets are available for every show. Each cost £6, which is not bad for a once in a while performance. Yet, if you haven’t bought tickets yet, no problem! There is a box office, but you’ll need to have patience as there’s going to be a long queue. For the more popular shows, it may be difficult to get tickets. So, if you have not yet booked your tickets what are you waiting for?
The full line up promises to give you the best experience you’ll ever had. Over the 8 weeks of the show, talented artists will be there and there will be no room for regret. For those who won’t be able to attend the show, you can catch it live on the BBC Proms website, watch on tv or listen on radio. And for those who are lucky enough to be going, be sure to make the most of it!