Classic FM Live: Hall of Fame at the Royal Albert Hall in pictures

23 April 2019, 20:27 | Updated: 24 April 2019, 15:04

All the highlights from Classic FM Live with Honda Jazz, a special night celebrating the Hall of Fame 2019, including the chart's new number one, 'The Lark Ascending' and Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2.

  1. 'Ride of the Valkyries' opens Classic FM Live 2019

    'Ride of the Valkyries' opens Classic FM Live 2019
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    The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and conductor Michael Seal tackle one of Wagner's scores, the epic ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ that's at No. 122 in the Classic FM Hall of Fame 2019.

  2. Classic FM Presenters Margherita Taylor and John Suchet on stage at the Royal Albert Hall

    Classic FM Presenters Margherita Taylor and John Suchet on stage at the Royal Albert Hall
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  3. Guitarist Miloš plays Piazzolla's 'Libertango'

    Guitarist Miloš plays Piazzolla's 'Libertango'
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    Miloš Karadaglić joins the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to play three pieces on the guitar: Piazzolla's 'Libertango', a rendition of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, and the well-known Beatles tune ‘Here Comes the Sun’.

  4. Star guitarist Miloš joins the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

    Soloist Miloš joins the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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  5. Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 at the Royal Albert Hall

    Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2
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    Young musician Martin James Bartlett takes on a Classic FM Hall of Fame favourite, Rachmaninov's second piano concerto, alongside the City of Birmingham Orchestra.

  6. The Crouch End Festival Chorus joins the orchestra for 'Zadok the Priest'

    The Crouch End Festival Chorus join the orchestra for 'Zadok the Priest'
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  7. Michael Seal conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall

    Michael Seal conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall
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  8. Sir Karl Jenkins conducts his Hall of Fame pieces at the Royal Albert Hall

    Sir Karl Jenkins conducts his Hall of Fame pieces at the Royal Albert Hall
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    Sir Karl Jenkins makes an appearance on the stage of the Royal Albert Hall conducting two of his most-loved pieces, ‘Benedictus’ from The Armed Man and Adiemus.

  9. Jamal Aliyev performs the cello solo in 'Benedictus'

    Jamal Aliyev performs the cello solo in 'Benedictus'
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    Young cellist Jamal Aliyev performs the sublime cello solo in Sir Karl Jenkins' ‘Benedictus’ from his mass The Armed Man.

  10. Jennifer Pike performs Ralph Vaughan Williams' masterpiece 'The Lark Ascending'

    Jennifer Pike performs Ralph Vaughan Williams' masterpiece 'The Lark Ascending'
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    This year's Classic FM Hall of Fame No. 1 is the sublime ‘The Lark Ascending’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Jennifer Pike performs the outstanding work alongside the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.

  11. Violinist Jennifer Pike joins the Classic FM Live hosts on stage

    Violinist Jennifer Pike joins the Classic FM Live hosts on stage
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  12. Outstanding views from the stage of the Royal Albert Hall

    Outstanding views from the stage of the Royal Albert Hall
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  13. A sold-out Royal Albert Hall auditorium

    A sold-out Royal Albert Hall auditorium
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  14. A grand finale and fireworks ends the evening with a bang

    A grand finale and fireworks ends the evening with a bang
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    Tchaikovsky's rousing 1812 Overture, now at No. 5 in the 2019 Classic FM Hall of Fame, ends the concert on a high note.