Proms Wrap Up With Pomp And Passion

The traditional Last Night at the BBC Proms went off without a hitch this weekend, as 6,000 people gathered to hear the BBC Symphony pump their way through such traditional Last Night tunes as ‘Jerusalem’ and ‘Rule, Britannia.’ In a slight departure from the norm, intended to placate critics who dislike the ‘classical lite’ atmosphere of the annual show, a new work by a young British composer was premiered as well. The concert was broadcast nationwide on television and internationally on radio, and the BBC’s various orchestras performed their own concerts throughout the UK in conjunction with the Last Night celebrations in London.