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Belfast Live
Sophie McLaughlin

CBeebies musical tour coming to Northern Ireland next year

A CBeebies musical adventure, performed by the Ulster Orchestra, is coming to Northern Ireland in 2023.

Visiting Belfast and Derry, audiences can jump aboard for a fun-filled CBeebies musical show for all the family, alongside CBeebies friends.

JoJo & Gran Gran are on board with a Gran Gran plan, and Andy has his safari sub at the ready - the crew will search for endangered creatures, find out fascinating facts and collect sounds and pictures for the audience’s very own musical ocean scrapbook.

Ocean Adventure is a magical multi-media event featuring CBeebies theme tunes, orchestral treats, live-action films and animation, with a few surprises along the way.

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Created especially for the Proms’ youngest audience members, CBeebies: Ocean Adventure will be performed live by the Ulster Orchestra, with the programme featuring composers such as Eleanor Alberga, Dani Howard, Telemann, Ravel, Elgar and Britten.

There will also be a special medley of well-known CBeebies theme tunes arranged by Daniel Whibley, in addition to two new commissions; Whalesong by Mason Bates, which celebrates the majesty and power of the earth’s largest animal, and blends whale song with a symphonic narrative about a lone whale, and Dolphin Dance by Dominque Le Gendre, inspired by the sea life of St. Lucia.

Patricia Hidalgo, Director of BBC Children’s and Education, says: “With a rich history of entertaining and educating audiences, I am delighted that we are bringing CBeebies: Ocean Adventure to families across the UK. Alongside BBC Orchestras, the Ulster Orchestra and CBeebies friends, this special performance will take our youngest audience members on a magical ocean adventure.”

David Pickard, Director of BBC Proms says: “At BBC Proms we are passionate about bringing new audiences to classical music, and so I am delighted that we have collaborated with CBeebies to take CBeebies: Ocean Adventure on tour to various destinations across the UK. In doing so, children will have the opportunity to experience live classical music with the world-class orchestras.”

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