Former music students in first night of the Proms
Photo: Malcolm Crowthers
Two former music students will feature in the first night of the Proms. The first night is 15 July and it will open with the world première of Judith Weir's Stars, Night, Music and Light. Weir studied music at King's and graduated in 1976. She has gone on to be an internationally-renowned composer whose works are popular with both critics and audiences.
The concert will end with Janáček's Glagolitic Mass, with David Goode as the organist. David Goode was an organ scholar at King's from 1991-4. He recorded his first solo CD when he was an undergraduate here and is now Organist and Head of Keyboard at Eton College. He has an active concert schedule that takes him all over the world and has won many prizes for his performances.
He is also playing in Prom 65 on 3 September, in a concert of music by Elgar, Berkeley, Rachmaninov and Kodály. For details see the Proms website. All these concerts will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.