RCPO On Stage At RAH %7C St George%E2%80%99s Day Concert Planned For Royal Albert Hall %7C Group Travel News

A Royal Albert Hall concert will take place on Saturday 30th April to celebrate England’s national day, bringing together special guests such as the Royal Choral Society and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

The musicians will perform classic English pieces such as Nimrod by Elgar, Crown Imperial by Walton and Le Rejouissance from Music for the Royal Fireworks by Handel.

A host of traditional English songs will also feature in the programme, including The White Cliffs of Dover, Scarborough Fair, A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.

The choir and orchestra will also be joined on stage by mezzo soprano Laura Wright, who is often hailed as one of the biggest selling classical artists off the decade.

She is also a regular performer at worldwide sporting events, and is England Rugby’s first ever official anthem singer.

The evening will be presented by esteemed actor Kevin Whately, whose credits include Lewis, Inspector Morse and Peak Practice.

About St George’s Day

St George’s Day falls on 23rd April, which is traditionally accepted as the date of Saint George’s death. The national day refers to the celebration of St George, England’s patron saint.

The legend goes that he was a soldier in the Roman army, who killed a dragon and saved a princess. The solder protested against the Romans’ torture of Christians and died for his beliefs.

About The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPCO) was formed in 1987 and has since built up an international reputation, often performing in major concert halls and convert venues around the world.

The RCPO is regularly known to work with renowned artists from classical music, pop music and West End musicals.

The RCPO often perform at the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall and Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.

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