Josie Lawrence to star in BBC Prom


Tuesday 24th July 2018, 12:01pm

  • Josie Lawrence will star in the family-friendly BBC Ten Pieces Prom this Sunday
  • She says she can’t wait to take part in the “whirlwind ride through some of the biggest and best pieces of music”

Josie Lawrence has been announced as one of the actors for this year’s BBC Proms.

She will star in the family-friendly Ten Pieces Prom this Sunday.

The BBC explains: ” For a fourth year running, the BBC’s ground-breaking classical music education initiative, Ten Pieces, returns to the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 29th July. Josie Lawrence and Pappe Essiedu join ‘Musical Spell Caster’ Naomi Wilkinson to guide the audience through this family-friendly Prom where some of the greatest pieces of classical music ever written will be heard, in a concert centred on the theme of ‘home’.”

The Whose Line Is It Anyway? star says: “I am delighted to be making my BBC Proms debut this year! Ten Pieces is a brilliant initiative reaching so many children across the country and teaching them about the joy of getting creative with the arts. I can’t wait to see you all on Sunday for a whirlwind ride through some of the biggest and best pieces of music as I join the fantastic forces of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers!”

The BBC Ten Pieces Prom will also feature collaborations with English PEN, an arts charity that works with young people from asylum-seeker and refugee backgrounds; and London Music Masters, an organisation focused on reaching children and young people in London’s inner-city schools.

The BBC adds: “The Ten Pieces Children’s Choir will once again welcome over 400 children from across the Greater London area to take to the Royal Albert Hall stage, alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers under conductor Rafael Payare.

“Aimed at inspiring a generation of children to get creative with classical music, BBC Ten Pieces marks the biggest commitment the BBC has ever made to classical music education in this country.”

Tickets for both performances (1pm and 5pm) are still available via the Royal Albert Hall website, and £6 ‘Promming passes’ will be available online for both performances between 9am-12pm on Saturday 28th July.


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