The worlds greatest classical music concert comes to Basel

Inspired by the legendary music festival at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Basel Proms—the first of its kind in Switzerland—is a glittering gala evening that brings together Swiss, UK and international artists in a grand celebration of music, arts and culture.

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The event will feature the Basel Proms Orchestra, the Basel Proms Chorus, and a number of international and Basel-based soloists.

The Basel Proms Orchestra is made up of members of the Basel Festival Orchestra and other Basel-based musicians from all over the world.

The orchestra and chorus are led by Principal Conductor, David Lawrence, one of the UK’s most acclaimed and versatile conductors. David works with orchestras, symphony choruses, and national youth choirs. He was awarded a prestigious award by the Royal Academy of Music, is a Gramophone nominee, and holds the Guinness World Record for conducting the UK’s largest choir.

Congratulations on a marvellous spectacle last Saturday! I had a delightful time watching the performances that captured the spirit of the very much loved British classic 'Last Night of the Proms'.

Her Excellency Jane Owen
His Majesty’s Ambassador | British Embassy Berne

I have absolutely no words to describe how great this experience was. I am definitely gonna be back if this happens again next year or the next”

Nuno Carinhas


Bringing the highest quality music to the broadest possible audience in an exhilarating way

Over the decades, classical music has evolved into a rather exclusive, expensive, and inaccessible experience. However, at its roots, classical music was never meant to be a preserve of wealthy intellectuals.

The Basel Proms aims to buck this trend. The Basel Proms bends rules and challenges the perception that classical concerts are dull and passé.

Our programmes strike a balance between accessibility and a high level of artistic integrity.

We design every concert to be a joyous celebration that captivates and inspires. When you come to Basel Proms, you can enjoy classical music at its best, then clap and sing along to a finale of well-known popular classics, amidst a sea of waving flags.

Our chorus embodies our commitment to community engagement and cultural exchange. We have singers of all ages and abilities, from all walks of life. We welcome anyone who wants to sing, and the result is truly exceptional.