Trinity Laban student at the Last Night of the Proms

James Newby looks at the camera

Current undergraduate Trinity Laban vocal student James Newby will be appearing at this year’s Last Night of the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

James will be joining other young singers, conductor Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a performance of Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music. As always, the Last Night of the Proms will be broadcast live on TV and radio across the world.

This is the second year in a row in which Trinity Laban students have featured at the Last Night. At last year’s Proms in the Park in Hyde Park, students reprised the body percussion piece Connect It by Anna Meredith and alumnus choreographer David Ogle.

Baritone James Newby has enjoyed a highly successful twelve months. In 2015 he claimed two prizes at the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition, two prizes at the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards 2015, and the City Livery Club Prize for Excellence.

James studies at Trinity Laban with Alison Wells. He has spoken warmly about his experiences at the institution, commenting: “I can’t even recognise myself from the singer that walked through the doors… The teaching is second to none and the atmosphere is one of great support… Trinity Laban has the facilities and staff to guide any young musician to the international stage.”

You can read more of James’s story on the Trinity Laban website.

For full details of the BBC Proms season, see the BBC website.