Vaughan Williams’s Sea Symphony 29 July 2022: BBC Proms on BBC Four

Vaughan Williams’s Sea Symphony 29 July 2022: BBC Proms on BBC Four 21

Andrew Manze conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in a Prom with an atmospheric nautical theme.

Doreen Carwithen’s powerful and vivid overture depicts the harsh, cold Atlantic waters battering Bishop Rock, 30 miles off Land’s End. Its lighthouse is a seafarer’s last sighting of terra firma as they head west.

Grace Williams’s Sea Sketches, inspired by her home town of Barry in south Wales, capture the sea’s effervescent personality.

Vaughan Williams’s majestic A Sea Symphony, featuring multiple choirs together with soloists Elizabeth Llewellyn and Andrew Foster-Williams, rounds off the evening.

Georgia Mann presents alongside special guests.



About BBC Proms

This show is broadcast on BBC Four, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.