We are sorry to announce that Dame Sarah Connolly has withdrawn from Berlioz’s The Childhood of Christ on Wednesday 14 August (Prom 37) due to health reasons.

Dame Sarah has asked us to share the following statement: “Last month, I had an unwelcome birthday present, breast cancer. Like so many women afflicted with this disease, I will face whatever is coming as best I can. Imminent surgery means I must withdraw from 'L'enfance du Christ' at the BBC Proms and ENO’s ‘Orpheus and Eurydice’. I hope, however, to fulfil all of my other concert and recording commitments over the coming months. I’d like to thank the BBC Proms and the ENO for their kindness and understanding, and I look forward to working with them both in the near future.”

We at the BBC Proms all wish Sarah well and are thinking of her at this difficult time.

We are grateful to Julie Boulianne who will now perform in this Prom.


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