Classic FM to broadcast exclusive programmes with HRH Prince of Wales

Classic FM will broadcast two special programmes with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales next week in celebration of his life-long support and enjoyment of classical music.

Each piece in the special two-hour programmes will be personally chosen by him – through recordings made by his extensive musical patronages across the UK. These include the Philharmonia Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Monteverdi and Bach Choirs, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and Welsh National Opera Orchestra.

In the first programme on Monday 25 May at 8pm, Classic FM presenter Alan Titchmarsh will join His Royal Highness for an exclusive interview, where The Prince will discuss his love of classical music and all live performances.  He will also talk about the difference that classical music can make to our quality of life and our wellbeing; the livelihoods of our orchestras and performers, plus the contribution of music and the arts to the UK economy.

The second programme, on Tuesday 26 May at 8pm, will be presented by The Prince of Wales himself, where he’ll give his personal reflections on some of his other favourite pieces of classical music.

His Royal Highness will also feature recordings from two of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall’s musical patronages – the National Youth Orchestra and the London Chamber Orchestra.

Classic FM presenter Alan Titchmarsh said: “It is always a privilege to spend time in the company of His Royal Highness and none more so than when it involves our mutual enjoyment of classical music.

“It is typically thoughtful of him to choose to highlight the plight of his many musical patronages, alongside the difficulties that all musicians face, during an unprecedented period when enjoyment of live music has been curtailed.

“I am looking forward to welcoming him to Classic FM and to hear him share his love of classical music with millions of our listeners across the UK.”

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