Music for the Moon Landing

Chineke! take us to the moon and back at the CBeebies Prom 2019

BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall in London by Chris LeeCarnegie Hall

Chineke! at the Proms

The BBC Proms, formally named the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts, was founded in 1895. Based in London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall, it is an annual eight-week summer programme of daily classical music concerts and is often cited as the world's greatest classical music festival. 

Two years after their 2017 Proms debut, Chineke! was invited to perform at the BBC Proms for a second time. This time, Chineke! performed at the CBeebies Proms, called "A Musical Trip to the Moon", alongside members of the Junior Orchestra, the BBC Singers and a youth choir. 

CBeebies Proms 2019: A Musical Trip to the Moon

In the two concerts,  Chineke! performed repertoire which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. The music was supported by animation, an amazing light show and a host of CBeebies presenters. 
Watch Chineke!'s world premiere of Hans Zimmer’s Earth, which evokes an extraordinary view of our planet as seen from the moon. 

Discover the sounds of Earth!

Watch Chineke! rehearsing Earth at the BBC Maida Vale Studios. 
Chineke!'s conductor Kwamé Ryan explains how he directs all the musicians on stage using a musical score and baton. 

Meet the Trumpets!

Backstage interview with Nayan and Mejedi, two musicians from Chineke! Junior Orchestra ahead of their performance at the CBeebies Prom. 

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