The BBC will broadcast highlights of the Queen’s Coronation Festival Gala on BBC One this evening.
The event is currently taking place in the garden of Buckingham Palace, and features a concert to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.
The Fanfare Trumpeters from the Household Division open the show, followed by Kiri Te Kanawa singing the National Anthem, before other performers representing the UK and Commonwealth take to the stage. Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson, Katie Melua, the Feeling and the English National Ballet are among those celebrating music, dance and entertainment from throughout the Queen’s reign
Charlotte Moore, Acting for Controller BBC One, says: “BBC One is very proud to be involved in bringing the nation together to enjoy this special concert to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Coronation.”
Sophie Raworth and Gareth Malone will introduce the highlights in a special 80 minute programme to air on BBC One at 7pm this evening!