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Doctor Who 60th anniversary musical celebration coming in September

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BBC Radio 2 announces an exciting new commission for autumn, Doctor Who @ 60: A Musical Celebration, a special concert to be held on Thursday, 28 September 2023, 7:30pm at BBC Hoddinott Hall in Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.

The 2-hour, 30-minute concert will feature the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC Singers, directed by Alastair King, as they celebrate the glorious musical sounds of Doctor Who in a special 60th anniversary celebration for Radio 2.

The musical pieces include I Am The Doctor, Abigail’s Song, This Is Gallifrey, The Impossible Girl, I Am A Good Man, The Shepherd’s Boy and the timeless Doctor Who Theme as brilliantly imagined by composers Murray Gold and Segun Akinola.

There’s also a trip back in time to the classic years of Doctor Who from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s featuring the vintage synthesisers of BBC Radiophonic Workshop veterans Mark Ayres and Peter Howell.

The concert will also include works by Dudley Simpson, Paddy Kingsland and of course Ron Grainer’s original theme as imagined by the BBC Radio Radiophonic Workshop’s Delia Derbyshire.

There will also be a look ahead to the keenly-awaited Doctor Who 60th anniversary specials coming in November.

Special guests include Doctor Who showrunners Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat and Chris Chibnall.

Since its launch on BBC Television in November 1963, Doctor Who has been delighting millions of fans all over the world as they have followed the adventures of the Time Lord.

With its instantly recognisable theme, specially composed music has always been at the heart of Doctor Who.

Fans aged 18 and up can apply for a maximum of two tickets on the BBC Shows and Tours website any time until 10pm on Thursday 7 September. Tickets will be allocated by random draw.

Doctor Who @ 60: A Musical Celebration will play on BBC Radio 2 on October 15, 2023 at 8pm.