CBeebies Prom – Ocean Adventure
CBeebies Radio Podcast
Saturday, 17 September
Join CBeebies for an Ocean Adventure travelling the musical world in the Royal Albert Hall submarine, finding endangered creatures and tackling tricky environmental problems.
Andy, Chantelle, Jen, Maddie, Nigel and Rory are on board RA Sub with a marvellous musical crew, the Southbank Sinfonia, led by captain, conductor Kwamé Ryan.
JoJo helps with a Gran Gran plan to make a musical ocean scrapbook, the Go Jetters rescue a Hawksbill Turtle, and Andy jets off on an Aquatic Adventure to find humpback whales, while Chantelle and Rory take everyone on Teeny Tiny Creature trips underwater and to shore searching out seahorse and starfish habitats. There’s also a special Hey Duggee surprise.
Brand new musical commissions from Dominique Le Gendre and Mason Bates are performed alongside Telemann and Britten classics, as well as a new CBeebies Medley. There really is something for every CBeebies Prommer at the CBeebies Prom Ocean Adventure.
The on-stage team are the ocean guides as the Prommers meet creatures, find out fascinating facts and work together to help species survive. Around the globe, ocean creatures are struggling with growing environmental problems affecting their survival – noise pollution, plastic, fishing nets, damage to their habitats and climate change. Collecting photos and sounds the Prommers create an ocean scrapbook. And each creature and environmental solution is a key part of the CBeebies Prom Ocean Adventure action song – an immersive earworm that resounds around the Albert Hall.
The animation is embedded alongside live action films with live orchestral music played on stage by the Southbank Sinfonia as the concert brings the outdoors inside the Royal Albert Hall.
JoJo is super excited about the CBeebies Prom mission and comes up with a Gran Gran plan – let’s make a musical ocean scrapbook full of sounds and pictures. First stop a check in with their overseas dolphin detective - Great Gran Gran in St Lucia. There are lots of dolphins to be spotted – but we need to look after these special chatty creatures and make sure they aren’t caught in fishing nets.
Maddie wants to tell everyone about the Galapagos penguins. Do You Know they are so clever they are changing to make sure they can live with climate change? Nigel has the new penguin moves - leaning forward to shade their feet from the sun and stretching flippers to keep cool.
Chantelle and Rory are worried about the damage to seahorse and starfish habitats. Chantelle has been scuba-diving to check on precious seahorses while Rory has been litter-picking to keep the beaches clean for the starfish. There are lots of special photos and sounds for JoJo’s scrapbook.
The Go Jetters with the CBeebies Prommers help with a tricky Hawksbill Turtle rescue when there’s just too much plastic in the Pacific.
Andy and his trusty assistant Jen are helping with the sounds for a very special piece of music “Whalesong” – Andy jets off in his submarine pod to find a singing whale with helpful pointers from Jen. But there’s so much noise in the sea will Andy be able to record the song in time?
Finally the team reveal there’s someone else who loves the Ocean. Duggee has an Ocean Badge for everyone and a very important Duggee Hug!
And the Royal Albert Hall has its special role to play becoming a submarine to take everyone underwater for a unique view of the ocean and creatures that live there. Was that really a whale swimming in the Royal Albert Hall?
The musical repertoire played by the Southbank Sinfonia is:
Argentum (excerpt) by Dani Howard
Dolphin Dance ( BBC Commission) by Dominque le Gendre
Overture from ‘Wassermusik’ by Georg Philipp Telemann
The Fairy Garden from ‘Mother Goose’ by Maurice Ravel
G.R.S. from “Enigma Variations’ by Edward Elgar
Storm from ‘Peter Grimes’ by Benjamin Britten
Whalesong (BBC Commission) by Mason Bates
CBeebies Medley arranged by Daniel Whibley
Celebration Dance by Eleanor Alberga
This is a truly immersive high gloss experience for audiences across the UK, encouraging the youngest audiences to look out and listen for those sounds and photos they can include in their scrapbooks, just like JoJo, while discovering the world and environmental challenges around them.