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Sun 25 Aug 2024


BBC Proms 2024

BBC Singers at 100

BBC Singers

Lantern Hall

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Over its 100-year history the BBC Singers – Britain’s only full-time professional chamber choir – has performed a vast array of repertoire, in concert and over the airwaves, giving the premieres of countless works.

Under Chief Conductor Sofi Jeannin, today’s virtuosic line- up revives some of these milestones. Song for Athene was written after John Tavener attended the funeral of Athene Hariades, the daughter of a family friend; the piece won a huge international audience when performed at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997.

Britten’s A Shepherd’s Carol is a setting of W. H. Auden, first heard in a 1944 BBC radio programme of new poetry written specially for Christmas Eve.

Premiered in 2018, John Pickard’s Mass in Troubled Times interweaves words from the Latin Mass with texts from four other languages to piece together the story of a refugee father and daughter fleeing their war- torn country by sea.

Presented by BBC Proms

Sofi Jeannin Conductor
BBC Singers


Programme to include

Tavener Song for Athene
John Pickard Mass in Troubled Times
Britten A Shepherd’s Carol


Format: Reserved seating

Age: For all ages (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

  BSL interpreted


Performance times

Doors: 14:30
Start Time: 15:00
End: 16:20

All timings are approximate and subject to change.

Ticket Prices

Full Price:

£27.25 incl. booking fee

£8.72 incl. booking fee (Limited availability)

Access: £27.25 incl. booking fee
Includes free personal assistant ticket. Join our access register.



20% discount for under 18s
Not available on £8.72 tickets.

The BBC Singers [have] played a significant part in the contemporary choral music world.”


About Lantern Hall

Bristol’s home of dazzling new music

The venue

Lantern Hall

at Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Lantern Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m away, directly behind Bristol Beacon.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.

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Spaces for wheelchair users are available within the first 10 rows on the flat floor of the Hall.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in rows AA-J on the flat floor are most suitable. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.

Hearing Facility

A Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system is installed in the venue. Download the free App and use your own mobile device and headphones to listen to the performance. (Devices are available on request.)

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