Groves Artists at the 2021 Proms

Conductor Sir Mark Elder CH CBE and baritone Roderick Williams OBE will perform at the BBC Proms this year which will go ahead with 52 concerts in front of live audiences at the Royal Albert Hall.

The 127th annual Proms season will run for six weeks instead of the usual eight from Friday 30th July until Saturday 11th September. At present it is unclear how many audience members will be allowed into the venue. The current limit is set at 1,000 but organisers hope that by July a full audience of 5,000 will be permitted.

Tickets start going on sale at 9am on Saturday 26th June.

Sir Mark Elder brings The Hallé back to the Proms on Tuesday 7th September to perform Saint-Saëns’s mighty Organ Symphony in a programme which also includes Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with Proms favourite Benjamin Grosvenor.

Roderick Williams is a soloist for Bach’s masterpiece the St Matthew Passion which combines moments of extraordinary fragility and tenderness with raw choral power and explosive jubilation as well as bitter grief with passages of consolation. With double chorus and orchestra, its scope and ambition is vast. The period-instrument ensemble Arcangelo and director Jonathan Cohen are also joined by a line-up of soloists including Stuart Jackson.

BBC Proms website

Sir Mark Elder CH CBE’s profile

Roderick Williams OBE’s profile