BBC Concert Orchestra Family Concert: Is This Jazz? @ Royal Festival Hall
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

What is jazz and where do we find it?

Jazz in film, in clubs, in concert halls and even on the TV in your living room – this fun-filled afternoon with the BBC Concert Orchestra takes you on a musical journey to find all the secret jazz hiding in plain sight.

Sing along and even take part in some body percussion with the orchestra as they perform on the Royal Festival Hall stage.

You can also be one of the first to hear a brand new piece of music by saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes, written just for this concert.

Come along to learn a lot more about jazz and hopefully leave craving for more.

All Choirs Christmas Concert @ All Hallows Chuch
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm
Dead Man Walking @ Barbican Concert Hall
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm


Joyce DiDonato leads a magnificent all-American cast as Sister Helen Prejean in the UK premiere of Jake Heggie’s powerful operatic exploration of the US justice system and capital punishment.

Written in 2000 to a libretto by Terence McNally, Dead Man Walking is based on Sister Helen Prejean’s book about her work with condemned prisoners on death row. The opera centres on the powerful relationship that developed between a convicted murderer awaiting execution, Joseph De Rocher, and the nun who fights for clemency. It put Heggie on the map as a major force in modern opera, and Dead Man Walking has received numerous revivals worldwide. Mark Wigglesworth returns to the BBC SO to conduct an evening likely to stir up strong emotions.

Age guidance 16+

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Mark Wigglesworth
Leonard Foglia director
Joyce DiDonato Sister Helen
Michael Mayes Joseph De Rocher
Maria Zifchak Ms Patrick De Rocher
Measha Bruggergosmann Sister Rose
Lucy Schaufer Jade Boucher
Toni Marsol Owen Hart
Maria Hinojosa Kitty Hart
Finchley Children’s Music Group
BBC Singers