The Cathcart Spring Proms

Posted on: 28 April 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

Enjoy a rousing classical evening at the Royal Albert Hall.

One of the UK's most popular classical shows with a rousing programme is back at the Royal Albert Hall on 15th May 2008, featuring a special tribute to Pavarotti.

The Cathcart Spring Proms is a celebration of spring and announces the early promise of summer. It stirs the blood, re-invigorates the soul and brings joy to everyone seeking to shrug off the cold cloak of winter. With the audience and orchestra in party mood the lusty singing brings a 'Last Night' feel to this spectacular evening.

Acclaimed as a classical 'variety performance', the Spring Proms will once again feature hundreds of musicians and choristers, soloists and groups. This unique and typically British occasion relishes in the traditions and fun that is associated with a major event at the Royal Albert Hall - elegant music, technical innovation, new scores and of course the spectacular finale where the audience raise their voice for Jerusalem and Rule Britannia.

Cathcart Spring Proms - Royal Albert Hall - pipersHosted by Angela Ripon, this year the Spring Proms will pay tribute to the much missed world legend, Luciano Pavarotti. Wynne Evans the principal tenor with the Welsh National Opera will be joined by the fabulous soprano Judith Howarth, currently playing the lead role in the English National Opera's Madam Butterfly, and accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra conducted by David Arnold, and the Royal Choral Society to give their own special accolade to this iconic tenor.

50connect Offer!

We are delighted to be able to offer all 50connect members a massive 50% discount on all tickets to this fabulous event.

To take advantage of this offer please call the box office at the Royal Albert Hall on 0207 589 8212 and quote promotion code ‘HALF PRICE’, or book online at and enter promotional code 3113.

The Spring Proms also features the exceptional guitarist Richard Durrant, 'The Guitar Whisperer' who promises a Masterclass performance, the vibrant all male electric string quartet Eclipse Strings, and bagpipes as you have never heard them before with the Eton College Pipers led by Pipe Major Jim Motherwell who will be making his final appearance at the Royal Albert Hall before his impending retirement.

The Young Concerto Award winner is the courageous and inspirational pianist Alex Stobbs, who will play a piece from the Mozart Piano Concerto. He appeared in Cutting Edge's A Boy Called Alex. Catorian Welsh Male Voice Choir will also be there.

Fabulous and rousing music will be enhanced by rare and exclusive footage from the World Wide Fund for Nature, which will be shown on giant screens, as sound meets image to give a dramatic new experience to the audience. This is a highly charged atmospheric production as grand orchestral pieces are choreographed against the WWF's breathtaking images.

Cathcart Spring Proms - Royal Albert Hall - balloonsThe climax is a multi-sensory Gala Spectacular of vibrant new scores, masterclass performances and rousing classics for the fabulous Proms grand finale. The Royal Albert Hall is bedecked with glorious scented flowers, balloons and traditional bunting in true Proms style! With hearty singing to Rule Britannia and Jerusalem, and lots of flag waving, this is truly an evening to raise the spirits and bring fun and joy to all.

Booking Information

Tickets to the Cathcart Spring Proms can be booked by phoning the Royal Albert Hall Box Office on 0207 589 8212, or online at

We are delighted to be able to offer all 50connect members a massive 50% discount on all tickets to this fabulous event. To take advantage of this offer please quote promotion code ‘HALF PRICE’ over the phone or enter promotional code 3113 online.

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