Classic FM Live returns to the Royal Albert Hall for a night of classical music anthems

15 April 2024, 08:24 | Updated: 19 April 2024, 19:07

Classic FM Live with Viking is back for 2024
Classic FM Live with Viking is back for 2024. Picture: Matt Crossick / Classic FM
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By Classic FM

Join us for a spectacular celebration of classical music’s greatest anthems, featuring much-loved Welsh composer Sir Karl Jenkins and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra!

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Classic FM Live with Viking is back at the Royal Albert Hall for an evening of iconic classical music, on 22 April 2024.

The concert will open with Handel’s stirring Zadok the Priest, leading into many other Classic FM favourites including Johann Strauss II’s By the Beautiful Blue Danube and Finlandia by Jean Sibelius, all played by the renowned Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Chorus.

Conducted by Ben Palmer, the RSNO, who are one of Classic FM’s UK partner orchestras, will also accompany several world-class soloists.

The award-winning, rising star soprano Rachel Duckett will sing Puccini’s ‘O mio babbino caro’ and the exhilarating ‘Queen of the Night’ aria by Mozart.

From the exciting young pianist Hayato Sumino, we will hear Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue, and there will also be an exclusive world premiere of a new arrangement of Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ by British composer Paul Mealor, whose music featured at the King’s Coronation.

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Plus, very special guest Sir Karl Jenkins will take to the stage to conduct his own music – including ‘Benedictus’ from The Armed Man, ‘Palladio’ and the popular anthem ‘Adiemus’ – as part of the Welsh maestro’s 80th birthday celebrations.

Classic FM presenters Alexander Armstrong and Myleene Klass will host this concert, taking place in London’s most iconic concert hall on Monday 22 April 2024 at 7.30pm.

A fantastic lights and fireworks finale will bring the concert to a close in memorable fashion.

Tickets are now sold out, but you can hear the whole concert on Tuesday 23 April at 8pm on Classic FM.

Ticket terms and conditions here.

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