15 August 2013
“It was an enormous honour for me and I enjoyed every second. As a former RPS young artist, it was lovely to reaffirm the link with the RPS, and I’m thrilled it was so well received as a concert. It was wonderful to work with such talented and enthusiastic young people, though they made me feel my age!!! … I feel very lucky to have been involved in such a huge occasion.”
Jennifer Johnston, mezzo soprano, on performing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at the BBC Proms (RPS’s 200th birthday Prom) on Sunday 11 August 2013.
Armand Diangienda, RPS Honorary Member and former pilot who founded a symphony orchestra in one of the poorest cities on earth; Kinshasa, DR of the Congo.
DID YOU KNOW?
The RPS sent Beethoven £100 in 1827 to help comfort him when he was ill and much in need of money.