Five Telegrams 2018-07-15T21:03:16+00:00

Project Description

BBC Proms
Royal Albert Hall,
Edinburgh International Festival
Usher Hall,

Five Telegrams marks the first co-commission for 59 Productions and composer Anna Meredith. The commission has come from a joint venture between the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival and 14-18 Now. In a unique coming together of music and projections, visuals will be projected onto the external and internal façades of the Royal Albert Hall as well as the exterior of The Usher Hall alongside a brand new orchestral score, performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Sakari Oramo.

The piece draws upon contemporary responses to the communication infrastructure of the First World War commemorating the end of the ‘Great War’ in its centenary year.  We also celebrate the year of young people in Edinburgh, collaborating with many young people not only in the performance of the music, but also with costume design and filming elements of the project too.

For more information on how to get tickets to the events please see the below links for both the London and Edinburgh Events.

Royal Albert Hall Exterior Event

12th July 2018

Royal Albert Hall Interior Event and First Night of the Proms

13th July 2018

Edinburgh International Festival’s Standard Life Aberdeen Opening Event

3rd August 2018
London Tickets
Edinburgh Tickets



Anna Meredith

Performed by

Sakari Oramo
BBC Symphony Orchestra
National Youth Choir of Great Britain
Proms Youth Ensemble

Commissioned by

BBC Proms
Edinburgh International Festival

59 Team


Richard Slaney

Technical Manager

James Roxburgh

Assistant Designer

Matthew Taylor


Jarek Radecki

Technical Assistant

Iain Syme

Video Programmer

Sam Jeffs

Lighting Designer

Leo Woolcock

Movement Director

Nathan Clarke

Senior Motion Designer

Nicol Scott

Technical Associate

Maximilien Spielbichler


Aaron Brady


Sean Kothe

Video Programmer

Jack Jewel

Video Programmer

Leo Flint

Sound Designer

Gareth Fry


Rebecca Collis

Producer (Interior Proms)

Ollie Hester


Emily Howells


Tom Munday

Video Programmer

David Callanan

Data Wrangler

Raphael Pimlott

Show Caller

Emily Thompson