London’s most celebrated music venue, the Royal Albert Hall has welcomed the biggest names in music and entertainment since it opened in 1871. This spring is no different. The Royal Albert Hall’s line-up is as punchy and entertaining as ever, with Eric Clapton headlining the season. Moments from The Egerton House Hotel, the Hall is an ideal fixture in any London itinerary for a truly memorable trip. Here’s what to expect at the Royal Albert Hall this spring.
Since his humble beginnings playing in San Diego’s coffee houses, multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz’s I’m Yours and I Won’t Give Up have earned him numerous Platinum certifications. Join the upbeat folk-popstar for a one-off feel-good concert in spectacular surrounds.
6th March 2019
Late Night Jazz
Following a sensational run in 2018, the Royal Albert Hall’s spring Late Night Jazz series continues to serve generous doses of quality entertainment. Including Roxanne Tataei’s soulful melodies and DJ Emmavie’s upbeat compositions, expect various exciting and engaging debuts.
14th, 21st March; 4th, 18th April 2019
The Mountbatten Festival of Music
Enjoy the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines play traditional marching beats and well-loved overtures at the Mountbatten Festival of Music. All proceeds go to The Royal Marines Charity and CLIC Sargent.
15th – 16th March 2019
The ever-popular Classical Spectacular celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, with an extra-special series of quintessentially British anthems such as Jerusalem, Rule Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory. A cacophony of fireworks and dramatic lasers erupt alongside the thundering 1812 Overture finale.
21st – 24th March 2019
Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival
Attend the Elena Cobb Star Prize Festival for an enjoyable masterclass with former BBC Young Musician of the Year, Martin James Bartlett, and a stellar score of pianists. A particularly impressive show is delivered by 14-year-old prodigy Eva Gevorgyan, winner of the prestigious Cleveland and Robert Schumann prizes.
4th April 2019
Messiah on Good Friday
Every year, since 1876, the Royal Choral Society has presented Handel’s Messiah on the afternoon of Good Friday. The evocative recital, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a strong quartet of soloists, is among the most anticipated spring shows at the Royal Albert Hall.
19th April 2019
The 2019 Love Classical festival of classical music features a spectacular line-up of performances. Discover emerging voices and original compositions at the Hall’s Rising Stars of Classical evening on 30th April and be inspired as up-and-coming talent reinvents the classical genre at Bach Evolution on 1st May.
Various dates, 25th April – 28th May 2019
British Police Symphony Orchestra Charity Gala Concert
The ubiquitous blue strobing lights, a strong hand of crowd-pleasing songs and more than 600 performers – recruited from the British Police service – take to the stage at this Charity Gala Concert.
11th May 2019
Eric Clapton and his distinguished band members return to the Hall for three sell-out shows – the only occasions the Platinum star will perform in the UK this year.
13th – 16th May 2019
Sparkling choreography, spectacular costumes and extraordinary theatrical effects are set to Prokofiev’s sublime score. It’s a ballet that’s guaranteed to dazzle the audience as Cinderella pirouettes into the Royal Albert Hall this spring.
6th – 16th June 2019
Experience the best shows at the Royal Albert Hall this spring when staying at Red Carnation Hotels’ The Egerton House Hotel.
Image credits: lead image © J Collingridge . Royal Albert Hall interior © Chris Christodoulou. Trumpets © iStock/Furtseff. Royal Albert Hall concert © Paul Sanders.