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Opening night of the Proms features former students

Judith Weir

Judith Weir

David Goode

David Goode
Photo: Malcolm Crowthers

The opening night of the BBC Proms last Friday featured two former King's students.

The concert began with the world première of Judith Weir's Stars, Night, Music and Light. Weir studied music at King's, graduated in 1976, and was later elected an Honorary Fellow. She is now an internationally-renowned composer whose works are popular with both critics and audiences.

The concert ended 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.

You can still watch and listen to the concert on the Prom's website.

David 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.

Posted: 19 July 2011 | News | News archive