University of Aberdeen students perform at the 2018 BBC Proms

University of Aberdeen students perform at the 2018 BBC Proms

University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir were delighted to represent Scotland as part of the BBC Proms Youth Choir in July and sing at the Royal Albert Hall, live on BBC Radio 3 at the largest classical music festival in the world - the BBC Proms.

Reviewed by all of the leading print and online news outlets, Classical Source noted ‘the young chorus proved simply magnificent, singing from memory with the distinctive bright youthful timbre of 250 voices’; whilst Richard Morrison of The Times said the choir were ‘coached to a marvellous unanimity of intonation and attack by Simon Halsey’. 

The entire concert, broadcast originally on Saturday 21 July 2018, is available to listen to again at the BBC Proms website and BBC iPlayer. 

The Chamber Choir now take the summer off before starting again in September with performances at Crathie Kirk, and tours of the US, the Czech Republic and London. The choir is directed by Professor of Composition, Paul Mealor. Paul said, ‘It has been a remarkable year for the choir with performances for The Queen and The Prince of Wales, radio and tv broadcasts and working with such esteemed actors as Sir Tony Robinson and Iain Glen. Singing at the Proms rounded the year of beautifully. I’m now letting them have a rest over the summer!’

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