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HRH Duke of Edinburgh tribute at Portsmouth Cathedral

Soprano sings Royal Navy hymn in empty Portsmouth Cathedral, in moving Duke of Edinburgh tribute

Gabriela Montero Hary Potter

Pianist instantly transforms John Williams’ Harry Potter theme into epic Baroque counterpoint

Venezuelan star conductor Gustavo Dudamel to conduct Paris Opera

Gustavo Dudamel heads to Paris Opera after 12 years at helm of LA Philharmonic

Phantom of the Opera orchestra halved when show returns to West End

West End’s Phantom of the Opera slices orchestra in half, leaving musicians without a job

Real-life Maria von Trapp teaches Julie Andrews how to yodel

The time real-life Maria Von Trapp taught Sound of Music’s Julie Andrews how to yodel

The best live-streamed and archive classical concerts available online 2021

The best classical music and opera online streams available in 2021

Join in with violinist Nicola Benedetti’s virtual New Year Sessions

Benedetti Sessions: How to join in with violinist Nicola Benedetti’s online mass tutorials

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh: a life in pictures

The quietest place on earth is a concrete chamber silent enough to hear your own heartbeat

Scientists created the quietest place on earth, a concrete chamber where you can hear your blood move

Maxim Vengerov reveals his five favourite violin works

Virtuoso Maxim Vengerov expertly reveals the five greatest violin pieces ever written

The time an ‘Alien’ gargoyle appeared on an ancient abbey and blew up the Internet

The time an ‘Alien’ gargoyle appeared on an ancient abbey and blew up the Internet

Berlin Philharmonic prank video

The Berlin Philharmonic hoped to prank a soloist by playing the wrong concerto… but it didn’t go to plan

When Montserrat Caballé sang a 16-second-long high B at the Met Opera

When soprano Montserrat Caballé sang an earth-trembling, 16-second top B during a Verdi epic

Watch our exclusive broadcast of Joseph Calleja’s star-studded sacred concert from Malta

Watch our exclusive broadcast of Joseph Calleja’s star-studded sacred concert from Malta

Harry Connick Jr audience claps

Jazz pianist finds ingenious way to correct audience clapping on the wrong beat

Join Moira Stuart for The Classic FM Chronicles this Easter weekend

Join Moira Stuart for The Classic FM Chronicles on Global Player, the official Classic FM app

Sir Antonio Pappano appointed chief conductor of London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Antonio Pappano appointed chief conductor of London Symphony Orchestra

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Salisbury Cathedral becomes a vaccination centre

Beautiful organ music at Salisbury Cathedral’s COVID-19 vaccination centre is now an album