London April 2014 – A little known fact about Kensington House Hotel, is that it is only eight minutes’ walk from the Royal Albert Hall. This year the schedule for the Hall is as eclectic as London itself and with rates starting at just £102 per room at Kensington House Hotel* everyone will be happy. This great value package includes; overnight accommodation, continental buffet breakfast and a bottle of house wine.
Here is our top pick:
Sunday 20th April 2014 – Sunday Brunch with Smitty’s Big Four, featuring Giacomo Smith – Two of the greatest jazz musicians, Django Reinhardt and Sidney Bechet, lived and played in Paris at the same time, yet never recorded together! But it is precisely the dream of Bechet and Reinhardt jamming together in the Paris of the immediate post war period that has inspired the musical styling of Smitty’s Big Four. Sunday brunch takes place in Verdi, an Italian Kitchen at the Royal Albert Hall.
Sunday 18th May 2014 – Verdi’s Requiem – The Vivace Chorus, one of the leading choirs in the South of England, makes a welcome return to the Royal Albert Hall, once again joining forces with the world-renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The choir’s first performance at the Hall was in May 2011 when conductor Jeremy Backhouse inspired over 500 musiscians in a memorable performance of Mahler’s 8th Symphony, which was enthusiastically received by a capacity audience.
Sunday 1st June 2014 – Charles Aznavour – Following his sensational sell-out concert at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2012 and due to overwhelming demand, Charles Aznavour will return to the Hall for a farewell concert to celebrate his 90th birthday. The legendary French chanteur is considered to be one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time and enjoyed major success in the UK with his No.1 single She, which featured in the blockbuster film Notting Hill.
Plan for the proms – The BBC Proms 2014 season will be announced on Thursday 24th April and the season will run from Friday 18th July to the Last Night on Saturday 13th September.
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