BBC’s signature First Night of the Proms is about to hit our screens, with tributes commemorating the First World War centenary and a new composition from Britain’s Anna Meredith. Here’s everything you need to know.
When is First Night of the Proms on TV?
Friday 13th July from 8:30pm to 10:30pm on BBC2. It will also appear on BBC iPlayer shortly after.
A rendition of Vaughan Williams’ chillingly beautiful Towards the Unknown Region will feature, while Gustav Holst’s celestial score The Planets will be performed by the BBC’s Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Chorus. They are also joined by the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and the BBC Proms Youth Ensemble.
British and German troops make a Christmas and New Year truce in the trenches of the Western Front (Getty)
Who is going to perform at First Night of the Proms?
British composer Anna Meredith; the BBC Symphony orchestra (conducted by Sakari Oramo); the BBC Symphony Chorus; the National Youth Choir of Great Britain; and the BBC Proms Youth Ensemble.
First Night of the Proms will show Friday 13th July from 8:30pm to 10:30pm on BBC2