Laura Mvula comes to the BBC Proms

Singer's The Virgin of Montserrat to receive its world premiere

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Laura Mvula comes to the BBC Proms
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Today's lunchtime BBC Prom sees the BBC Singers give the world premiere performance of Laura Mvula's The Virgin of Montserrat, a ten-minute a capella work inspired by the Black Madonna in the famous Catalonian monastery in the work's title.

It's the first time the Proms has staged a work by Mvula, who studied composition at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She is, however, already extremely well known to a wide audience as one of today's most creative song-writers, whose albums Sing to the Room and The Dreaming Room were both nominated for the Mercury Prize.

Here she is in singer/song-writer action…

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