Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Luther Adams is a master of large-scale musical spectacles – sonic installations that take the natural world not just as their inspiration but also as a stage.
In the Name of the Earth celebrates the elements in a musical meditation on rivers, lakes, mountains and deserts.
The Proms audience immersed in the sound of eight choirs – totalling more than 600 singers – placed around the auditorium.
Marshalling these huge vocal forces are conductors Neville Creed, Neil Ferris, Simon Halsey and David Temple.
Audience members who would like to participate in this morning’s performance are invited to a preparatory sing-through session at 10.40-11.00am, to learn the final theme of In the Name of the Earth.