Thursday, 18 April 2013

Doctor Who Returns To The Proms For 2013

It has been officially announced by the BBC that Doctor Who is returning to the Proms in the show's 50th Anniversary year.

The BBC had this to say about the show's involvement:
"Doctor Who fans will have the chance to hear the music from the hit BBC One drama live in concert, as part of BBC National Orchestra of Wales’s contribution to BBC Proms 2013."

"On Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July 2013, London’s Royal Albert Hall will be invaded by fans eager to hear music from the Doctor Who soundtrack, in two special concerts given by the Orchestra. The performances were announced today as part of the launch of this year’s BBC Proms season, which also includes concerts led by the Orchestra’s new Principal Conductor, Thomas S√łnderg√•rd." 
"'I’m sure that audiences will also enjoy Doctor Who’s own orchestra performing in a number of spectacular Proms at the Royal Albert Hall – including the first Proms under Thomas’ skilful baton – and I’m looking forward to seeing the Orchestra once again representing Wales to a national and international audience as part of the season.'"
"The Doctor Who performances at the Royal Albert Hall follow the hugely popular 2008 and 2010 Proms, where audiences were treated to a selection of music from the show – written by Murray Gold, and orchestrated and conducted by Ben Foster." 
"The Orchestra records the soundtrack music to Doctor Who in their home in Cardiff Bay, BBC Hoddinott Hall; a stone’s throw from BBC Cymru Wales’s new Roath Lock studios where the Doctor Who team is based, alongside Casualty and Welsh-language soap Pobol y Cwm." 
"Booking for the BBC Proms in London opens at 9am on Saturday 11 May, with tickets for the Doctor Who performances expected to sell very quickly. From today, concert-goers can plan their ticket purchases in advance by using the Proms Planner, available online at bbc.co.uk/proms"
The performance of the prom will be on Saturday 13th July at 7:30pm and will also be performed again on Sunday 14th July at 10:30am. Booking for the proms opens on the 11th May.

[Source: Doctor Who TV]