Stella McCartney will take to the Coronation Concert stage on Sunday to deliver a spoken word performance with a conservation theme. The segment reflects her and The King’s shared passion for environmental sustainability.
The fashion designer’s speech will be part of a broader nature-themed section of the concert, featuring a poignant rendition of a 1980s hit, performed by classical-soul composer/producer Alexis Ffrench and London-based singer-songwriter Zak Abel, backed by the house orchestra, band and choir.
A stunning visual display will accompany the performance, with awe-inspiring images spanning the 15 million pixel, 52.5 x 6 metre screen at the top of the stage and projected onto the façade of Windsor Castle. Viewers will see the performance interspersed with footage of spectacular drone displays above the Eden Project in Cornwall and the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.
The segment will end with a ‘Did You Know?’ video revealing little-known information about King Charles III’s relationship with the natural world.
The stage, which is 25m high, 35m wide and 35m deep, has been designed and built almost entirely of rental stock to make it as sustainable as possible. 85% of the lighting is LED and therefore energy saving.
The concert, produced by BBC Studios Productions, will be broadcast live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds from 8pm on Sunday 7th May.