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The Nation's Favourite Prom


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Two British opera stars, the soprano Rosemary Joshua and tenor John Mark Ainsley , sing arias voted for in the BBC
Proms/Radio Times Readers' Poll in the annual concert of popular classics from London's Royal Albert Hall. The programme also features David Attenborough , narrating Prokofiev's famous symphonic fairy tale Peter and the Wolf, and the young Dutch violinist Janine Jansen , who appears as a soloist in Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams. With the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth. Introduced by Charles Hazlewood.
Director/Producer Oliver Macfarlane www.bbc.co.uk/promsBBCi: digital viewers can access in-vision programme notes via the red button on the handset Proms coverage continues on Monday with a concert broadcast on both Radio 3 (7pm) and BBC4 (7.30pm) Your complete RT Proms guide: centre pages
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Soprano: Rosemary Joshua
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Unknown: Albert Hall.
Unknown: David Attenborough
Violinist: Janine Jansen
Unknown: Vaughan Williams.
Conducted By: Barry Wordsworth.
Introduced By: Charles Hazlewood.
Producer: Oliver MacFarlane

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