Classic FM’s 25th Birthday Celebrations from Dumfries House
24 August 2017, 08:54
As part of our 25th birthday celebrations, Classic FM will be celebrating with the Royal Family on Wednesday 6th September – the day before our birthday.
From 6am until 10pm on September 6th, we’ll be broadcasting live from Dumfries House, one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes.
Alongside our birthday, we’ll be celebrating a special 10th anniversary for Dumfries House. In 2007, the estate and house were saved for the nation by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales.
The day of double celebrations will culminate in an exclusive recital, which we can reveal will be in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (known as HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay and The Duchess of Rothesay when they are in Scotland).
Starting at 8.15pm, Classic FM’s Aled Jones will introduce the recital, broadcast live across the UK from Dumfries House. The evening includes special performances by:
• Our presenters Aled Jones and Myleene Klass.
• Student musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (of which Prince Charles is Patron)
• Two traditional Scottish melodies performed by the award-winning folk singer Josie Duncan
• Music by Chopin and Liszt, played by the chart-topping pianist Ji Liu
• The world premiere of Twilight Falls on Temple View by the acclaimed Welsh composer Paul Mealor – written about Dumfries House, especially for the celebration