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Claire Jackson

Lenny Henry to narrate Peter and the Wolf with Birmingham Conservatoire Pops Orchestra

3:02, 10th April 2018

Lenny Henry will narrate Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf on Friday 4 May at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Henry, who is chancellor of Birmingham City University, will perform with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Pops Orchestra.

The programme has been put together to introduce children to orchestral music. The Pops Orchestra will also perform music from Star Wars, to coincide with the date of the concert (4 May corresponds with the franchise’s strapline ‘May the force be with you’).

Henry (pictured) has narrated Peter and the Wolf before, in 2000. ‘It was so much fun,’ said Henry, adding that to perform it in Birmingham is ‘just brilliant’. ‘Being the Chancellor of Birmingham City University is a great gig,’ he said. ‘Not only do I get to mingle with all the fantastic students and see first-hand how our research is transforming lives, they also let me take centre stage at our new £57m Royal Birmingham Conservatoire!’

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