The BBC Proms 2023 season culminates with the Last Night of the Proms celebration, taking place on Saturday September 9 at the Royal Albert Hall. This year’s festival finale is led by conductor Marin Alsop, who hosts the concert alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Singers, the BBC Symphony Chorus and two star soloists: soprano Lise Davidsen and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
Here’s how you can watch and listen to Last Night of the Proms on the BBC…
What time is Last Night of the Proms on TV and BBC iPlayer?
Katie Derham will present Last Night of the Proms on TV and BBC iPlayer, and will be joined by special guests Sandi Toksvig and Danielle de Niese.
The television broadcast will be live and in two parts: the first part is on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer from 7 p.m. and the second part on BBC One from 9 p.m.
When is Last Night of the Proms released on radio and BBC Sounds?
BBC Radio 3 will broadcast Last Night of The Proms live from 7pm, presented by Petroc Trelawny and Georgia Mann, with special guest Grayson Perry. You can also listen to BBC Sounds.
Program for the last night of the balls
R.Strauss Don Juan
Bruch Kol Nidrei
Roxanna Panufnik Coronation Shrine
James B. Wilson 1922 (BBC commission: world premiere)
walton Coronation Te Deum
Wagner Tannhauser – “Dich, teure Halle” with Lise Davidsen
Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana – Easter Hymn with Lise Davidsen
Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana – Intermezzo
Verdi Macbeth – “Vieni t’affretta” with Lise Davidsen
Laura Karpman Upper. Further away. Faster. Together. Main theme of Wonders
Coleridge-Taylor Deep River with Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Kalman The Gypsy Princess – “Heia, heia, in den Bergen ist mein Heimatland” with Lise Davidsen
Villalobos Bachianas brasileiras n°5 – Aria (Cantilena) with Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Lise Davidsen
Trans. arr. Henri Bois Fantasy about British sea shanties
Arné arr. Sergeant Rule, Britannia! Verses 1, 3, 6 with Lise Davidsen
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March #1
Parry arr. Elgar Jerusalem
The National anthem arr. Britten
Trans. Arr. Paul Campbell Auld Lang Syne
Last Night of the Proms cast
Lise Davidsen soprano
Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello
BBC Symphony Choir
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sailor Alsop driver