Laura Mvula comes to the BBC Proms

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

Laura Mvula comes to the BBC Proms
Laura Mvula

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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