Classic FM live with Viking is back at London’s Royal Albert Hall, as Classic FM celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2022

With Star guest soloist Alison Balsom, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Choral society hosted by Classic FM’s Alexander Armstrong and Margherita Taylor.

MONDAY 11th APRIL 2022, 7.30pm

Tickets available via GLOBAL PLAYER

As part of its 30th birthday celebrations next year, Classic FM– the UK’s most popular classical music station – will return to the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 11th April for a very special live concert.

In addition to the station’s anniversary, 2022 is also Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year. To celebrate,Classic FM Live with Viking will be an evening full of the best-loved music written for royalty, performed by a line-up of world-class musicians with links to the Royal Family. Theconcert will include:

β€’ The world premiere of a brand-new piece, commissionedby Classic FM and written and conducted by its Composer in Residence Debbie Wiseman OBE, to commemorate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

β€’ The new piece will be performed by the acclaimed multi-award-winning trumpet player Alison Balsom OBE, who will also play two movements from Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto in E-flat

β€’ The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Choral Society, conducted by Barry Wordsworth, whose performances will include Walton’s Crown Imperial;Parry’s I Was Glad and Jerusalem; Pomp & Circumstance March No.1 (β€˜Land of Hope and Glory’)composed by Elgar, and Handel’s rousing Zadok the Priest, which was the first piece of music played on Classic FM when the station launched on 7th September 1992.


Sponsored by Viking β€“ the award-winning river, ocean and expeditions cruise line β€“ and as part of its own 25thanniversary celebrations, the concert will be hosted by Classic FM’s Alexander Armstrong, who presents the station’s weekday flagship morning show, and Margherita Taylor, presenter of Smooth Classics every weeknight.

For more than two decades, Classic FM has been stagingclassical music concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall. This event will be recorded for broadcast on Classic FM on Tuesday 12th April at 8pm.

Philip Noyce, Classic FM’s managing editor, said: β€œIn 1992, Classic FM launched on-air with the mission to presentclassical music in a modern and relevant way. Almost 30 years on, we’ve introduced millions of people to the greatestclassical works and our live concerts have helped us do it. It’s very special to be back at the Royal Albert Hall during a big year for the station and a few weeks ahead of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. With a programme packed with music for royalty, the premiere of a brand-new work by Debbie Wiseman and performances by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Choral Society and a host of star soloists including the peerless Alison Balsom β€“ this concert is not to be missed!”

Tickets will be available from Thursday 16th December via Global Player or call the Royal Albert Hall box office on 020 7589 8212.

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