Mountbatten Festival of Music: Behind the Scenes22/06/2023
BFBS is proud to bring you some musical highlights as we celebrate the very best of military music!
For 50 years the Royal Albert Hall has played host to the annual Mountbatten Festival of Music featuring His Majesty’s Massed Bands of the Royal Marines.
A captivating performance of enchanting melodies, extraordinary musicianship, pageantry and a spectacle of military excellence.
During this BFBS music special, presented by Jess Bracey, we’ll hear highlights from the 2023 concert featuring classical and contemporary music as well as interviews with band members as we take you behind the scenes of the rehearsal ahead of the iconic showcase.
Jess Bracey & Tim Humphries bring you highlights of the Christmas Carol Concert in aid of SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity from The Royal Military Chapel The Guards' Chapel, London. As the focus is the 40th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict, you can hear how the soldiers, sailors and airmen who gave the ultimate sacrifice are remembered and honoured.
Also, as many face the cost-of-living crisis, we hear from SSAFA’s Chief Executive about how the charity’s meeting the needs of forces families, beneficiaries and share powerful, personal stories, and in a season of mixed emotions, hear how the Christmas message brings hope.
BFBS brings you highlights from the Mountbatten Festival of Music. Featuring the Massed Bands of HM Royal Marines, the Fanfare Team and world-famous Corps of Drum from the Royal Albert Hall.
Tim Humphries & Jess Bracey bring you highlights of the SSAFA Christmas Carol Concert from Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London.