On the First Night of the 2017 Proms, Zeb will present a celebration of 90 years since the BBC took over the running, financing and broadcasting of the world’s largest classical music festival. A whistle-stop tour through the archives and a fun look at how styles of presentation have changed through the decades.
Broadcast on BBC TWO.
Zeb will talk about his work as a broadcaster and concert performer the evening before his performance of The Great and Mighty Sea with Opus Anglicanum at the Three Choirs Festival.
Opus Anglicanum will perform their latest commmisson at the Three Choirs Festival, a setting of Coleridge's famous The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Lynne Plowman. It will be partnered with Sally Beamish's haunting Sea Psalm.
Zeb will host an evening of words and music for the turn of the season at the ancient Norfolk church of St Mathias, Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe. Joined by friends from the world of music, theatre and broadcasting.
Tickets limited, early booking advised.
In 1974 the Poet Laureate, Sir John Betjeman, became an unlikely pop star, recording his verse to music by Jim Parker for the LP Banana Blush. It became a cult classic. In a very special performance, St Martin in the Fields will present the most complete live performance of Banana Blush for over 30 years, performed by Carole Boyd and Zeb Soanes.
In a special concert for Remembrance The Lacock Scholars will preview a major new project pairing Duarte Lobo's magnificent six-voice requiem mass with World War One poetry and the haunting music of Peter Cornelius, a little-known and overlooked 19th century German composer.
Zeb joins the Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra with conductor Leo Geyer for an imaginative retelling of Dickens' A Christmas Carol for children of all ages with music from John Adams, Prokofiev, Berlioz, and some familiar Carols.
Venue and Times TBC.
One of Opus Anglicanum's most popular annual concerts: thoughtful texts interweaved with mediaeval carols and plainchant in the magical candlelit quire of Wells Cathedral. Early booking advised.
Fun festive readings from Saki, Dickens, John Masefield, Joyce Grenfel mixed with carols, music-hall and folk songs to make the fire crackle and warm the heart of every Scrooge.
Opus Anglicanum bring their most popular Christmas concert to London for the first time after many sell-out years at Wells Cathedral. Thoughtful texts interweave with mediaeval carols and plainchant in the magical candlelit setting of St James' Church, Spanish Place, Marylebone, London.
Early booking advised