As part of the national massed youth chorus - BBC Proms Youth Choir -the University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir, representing Scotland, will return to the BBC Proms this summer to perform in the world's largest music festival at the Royal Albert Hall.
University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir are one of the foremost choral ensembles in the City. Directed by Professor Paul Mealor, they and have performed regularly at Balmoral for HM The Queen, for TRH The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, on BBC Radio 3 and TV and on Classic FM. Their debut CD, ‘Immortal Memory’ was disc of the week on Classic FM and charted at No 3 in the Classical Charts. The have just returned from a tour of Poland to sell-out audiences and standing ovations and will head to New York next term to represent the University of Aberdeen at a number of events.
Invited to return to the massed ensemble for a third year, their fellow singers this year will be the BBC Proms Youth Choir Academy and the University of Birmingham Singers. Together they will be led by the internationally-renowned Donald Runnicles and will perform a new work, commissioned by the BBC Proms, by Lativan composer Ēriks Ešenvalds. The concert will culminate in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (‘Choral’) with the World Orchestra for Peace.
The event is taking place on Saturday 21 July 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall at 19:30 and will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.