Nevill Holt Opera celebrates its jubilee with the BBC Concert Orchestra, June 4
Nevill Holt Opera will present an extravagant celebration concert on Saturday, June 4 at 5 p.m., featuring the famous BBC Concert Orchestra.
This concert, Music for a Royal Jubilee, celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and features the much-loved music of acclaimed composers such as Handel, Elgar, Holst and Parry.
The BBC Concert Orchestra will be joined by 16 exceptional opera singers, all led by NHO Artistic Director Nicholas Chalmers. There will also be an element of public participation, so visitors are encouraged to come prepared to raise the roof!
The concert will take place in the award-winning NHO Theater (RIBA Stirling Prize People’s Vote winner) on the beautiful estate of Nevill Holt in Leicestershire. The sensational Nevill Holt Gardens will be open for two hours before the start of the concert so guests can picnic in the grounds and enjoy the extensive collection of contemporary British art and sculpture on display. The concert has been timed so as not to conflict with national celebrations and instead provide a unique opportunity for local people to enjoy a world-class live musical celebration over the Jubilee weekend.
The mission of the BBC Concert Orchestra is to bring inspiring musical experiences to everyone, everywhere, with the versatility of the ensemble as key. The orchestra can be heard on BBC Radio 2’s Saturday is Music Night and explores a wide selection of classical and contemporary music for BBC Radio 3. They perform on numerous soundtracks for BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds, appear annually at the BBC Proms and is an Associate Orchestra of the Southbank Center in London. The BBC Concert Orchestra provides fun and innovative educational and community activities and plays a leading role in the BBC Ten Pieces, the BBC Young Composer competition and the new BBC Open Music programme.
In 2021, Nevill Holt Opera became one of the only major opera companies in the UK to grow its audience during the pandemic, with The Times describing its new production of La traviata as courageous and uplifting. In 2022, the company presents new productions of La bohème and Rossini’s sparkling comedy The Barber of Seville as well as a full series of concerts featuring orchestras, big band jazz, opera, vocal performances, cinema with live orchestra and Moreover. The Barber of Seville will also be touring Newcastle for two performances at Sage, Gateshead. Nevill Holt Opera believes in delivering exceptional performances to the widest possible audience in North London.
Nicholas Chalmers, Artistic Director of NHO and Conductor of Music for a Royal Jubilee, said: “This joyful event will celebrate some of the most beloved music played on royal occasions down the centuries. With well-known classics brought to life by sixteen wonderful opera singers, accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra in our first partnership together, this promises to be an unmissable Jubilee occasion for the East Midlands.