When is the 2019 First Night of the Proms?

Everything you need to know about the first night of this year's BBC Proms


This year’s First Night of the Proms is at 7.30pm on Friday 19 July 2019 and takes place at the Royal Albert Hall. It is estimated to finish at 9.45pm. You can find more about the process of how to buy tickets here.


The Prom will be broadcast live on BBC TV: the first half on BBC Two, before moving to BBC Four. As with all the Proms, it will also be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and available to stream on the BBC Proms website and BBC Sounds.

The yearlong BBC Our Classical Century series concludes at the First Night with a new work by Canadian composer Zosha Di Castri that celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landings.


Zosha Di Castri Long is the Journey – Short is the Memory (BBC commission, world premiere)
Dvořák The Golden Spinning Wheel
Glagolitic Mass (Final version 1928, Henry Wood Novelties: UK premiere 1930)

Asmik Grigorian (soprano)
Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)
Ladislav Elgr (tenor)
Eric Owens (bass-baritone)
Peter Holder (organ)
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Karina Canellakis