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May 24th, 2015 45 comments

Doctor Who 2015 UK Symphonic Celebration Pictures

The first of several Doctor Who Symphonic Celebration concerts has taken place in London. Visitors were treated to an array of music composed by Murray Gold from the last 10 years of Doctor Who. The shows are hosted the very witty Peter Davison and the orchestra conducted by Ben Foster.

Numerous monsters were in attendance including The Teller, The Foretold, Silurians, Daleks and more.

The live show, which was a sell-out on its world premiere in Australia, will enjoy a limited run of twelve UK performances in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow. It features over 100 performers and is conducted by Ben Foster, who conducts and orchestrates the musical scores for the TV series. Music will be performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and members of the BBC National Chorus of Wales.

Find out more and book tickets for the event at www.doctorwho.tv/events

A few of our own images…

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Official images…

Ben Foster conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC National Chorus of Wales.

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Daleks on the screen while Ben Foster conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC National Chorus of Wales.

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Daleks invade the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular tour.

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The Doctor Peter Capaldi on the screen while Ben Foster conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC National Chorus of Wales.

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The Foretold invades the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular tour

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Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith on the big screen while Ben Foster conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC National Chorus of Wales, with soprano Elin Manahan Thomas.

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The Doctor Peter Capaldi on the screen while Ben Foster conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC National Chorus of Wales as Cybermen invade the audience.

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Cybermen invade the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular tour while Ben Foster conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC National Chorus of Wales.

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The Ood join the chorus of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular tour.

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The Doctor Peter Capaldi on the screen while Ben Foster conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC National Chorus of Wales with soprano Elin Manahan Thomas and The Ood.

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45 comments

  • Lucy

    July 22nd, 2015 - 7:11pm

    Wait… There’s nothing in the 5th pic

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    • A

      July 22nd, 2015 - 9:17pm

      Guess I’ve got 66 seconds then.

    • A

      July 22nd, 2015 - 9:23pm

      Of course, I might waste my last minute wondering why I can’t remember the fourth pic in the first batch…

  • Doctordredd67

    June 6th, 2015 - 12:58pm

    My wife , son Aaron and myself went to the Glasgow show. It was fantastic …the orchestra, the monsters and to see Peter Davidson in the flesh. Great entertainment…well done to all involved in the show.

    πŸ™‚

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  • docfan

    June 6th, 2015 - 8:04am

    I went to the birmingham one, it was great!!! I just can’t believe how good it was. I got a t-shirt.
    Out of intrest, did anyone else see Godfather at the top of the stair case because i did but he was very well hidden!

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    • EndlessTimelord

      July 19th, 2015 - 1:39pm

      I saw something! Thought it was a weeping angel! πŸ˜€

  • The five doctors

    May 28th, 2015 - 9:46pm

    JUST BEEN TOLD BY MY MUM I’M GOING TO THE GLASGOW ONE TOMORROW NIGHT!!! CAN’T WAIT!

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    • Harold Saxon

      May 28th, 2015 - 9:55pm

      hey thats great,have fun there,it was awesome,i took 3 vids from it,bought the tour guide book too

    • The five doctors

      May 28th, 2015 - 10:37pm

      Thanks πŸ™‚

    • The five doctors

      May 29th, 2015 - 11:47pm

      Just in from it. And it was amazing!!! The music was fantastic and loved a good man performed live!!!

    • Harold Saxon

      May 30th, 2015 - 12:46pm

      hey Five Doctors,im glad you enjoyed it,it was worth the money hope they do it again next year,hope you bought the soundtrack cds and program too

    • The five doctors

      May 30th, 2015 - 2:34pm

      @Harold Saxon thanks! I didn’t get the soundtrack as I can get that anywhere, but I did get a t-shirt and a programe πŸ™‚

    • Harold Saxon

      May 31st, 2015 - 12:31am

      @The five doctors yeah that’s cool i got the lanyard & wristband! the prgram is quite lavish! glad u enjoyed it.

    • The five doctors

      May 31st, 2015 - 1:16pm

      Thanks glad you enjoyed it too!!! πŸ™‚

  • Harold Saxon

    May 28th, 2015 - 12:59pm

    It was an awesome show,i was at the 3pm show at Leeds yesterday afternoon,loved every minute of it,peter davison was a great host and the orchestra were wonderful as was the selection of music.

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  • Who Tube OFFICAL

    May 27th, 2015 - 11:26am

    I’m Going To That Tonight

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    • Harold Saxon

      May 27th, 2015 - 12:00pm

      Leeds Arena,i’m going to that this afternoon

  • Harold Saxon

    May 27th, 2015 - 10:45am

    Hope they play ‘The Master Vainglorious’ ,wonder how long each show last for?inc.intervals etc

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    • booboo

      May 27th, 2015 - 6:42pm

      2 and a half hours with a 20 min break

    • julie

      May 27th, 2015 - 9:01pm

      Does the 2 half hours Inc the 20 minute break or is that on top of. My daughter there tonight worried about her getting train back to Wakefield.

    • booboo

      May 27th, 2015 - 9:04pm

      yes at least in London it did, can over run at the end though

    • julie

      May 27th, 2015 - 9:33pm

      Hopefully it doesn’t tonight

  • 76 Totter’s Lane

    May 26th, 2015 - 11:52pm

    The Birmingham showing was amazing! Peter Davison was very funny. Hope they do something like this again in the future.

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    • Anonymous

      May 27th, 2015 - 8:54am

      I want to the Birmingham one it was amazing loved the doctor who house band

  • Alex

    May 26th, 2015 - 8:25pm

    Cant wait to see the show at Newcastle Arena on Thursday. How long is it on?

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  • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

    May 25th, 2015 - 9:35pm

    Booboo what merch was there, or was there nothing?

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    • booboo

      May 26th, 2015 - 10:23am

      just the standard merchandise kiosk with dedicated mugs t shirts bags and the likes

      Not sure what the viability of someone like the BBC shop being there would have been, security would be as issue as the masses would have descended within a short period of time

    • Harold Saxon

      May 27th, 2015 - 10:46am

      i gather there is a concert program according th see tickets who offer it as part of the merch package.

  • Bob Johnson

    May 25th, 2015 - 5:34pm

    Saw the show Saturday evening at Wembley. I’ve been to loads of film concerts over the year from composers such as John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith and Ennio Morricone, as well as the Filmharmonic concerts from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and this is the best concert I’ve ever seen; a perfect mix of audio and visual, some great comparing from Peter Davison and amusing backchat from Ben Foster, while most of the music being suites are slightly different from the soundtrack albums, so you don’t feel as if you’ve heard them before. Well done and thanks to all concerned. An absolutely brilliant evening. If you’re undecided about going, this concert is highly recommended

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  • Cyberman 2

    May 25th, 2015 - 3:13pm

    I am going this Friday. It should be fun.

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  • Harold Saxon

    May 25th, 2015 - 12:08pm

    i’M GOING TO THIS ON WEDNESDAY,looking forward to it,from the pics it looks more like doctor who at the proms than Doctor Who live which was on a few years ago,i’m off to the leeds afternoon show.

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  • 11matt

    May 24th, 2015 - 7:57pm

    I saw this show earlier today it was amazing πŸ™‚

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    • MONKEY MONK MONK

      May 24th, 2015 - 10:44pm

      Did you see Peter Capaldi?

    • 11matt

      May 25th, 2015 - 7:43pm

      Yeah him being there made it even better

  • MONKEY MONK MONK

    May 24th, 2015 - 7:08pm

    Went today, thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice surprise midway through the concert and got to see a certain someone πŸ™‚

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    • Cyberman 2

      May 25th, 2015 - 3:14pm

      Was it Who?

    • MONKEY MONK MONK

      May 25th, 2015 - 3:16pm

      Yep, Peter Capaldi

    • Cyberman 2

      May 28th, 2015 - 6:22pm

      where were you?

  • Dr Wu

    May 24th, 2015 - 3:47pm

    Cant wait to see this on Thursday afternoon!

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  • The TARDIS

    May 24th, 2015 - 3:45pm

    I saw this last night, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Peter Davison was a wonderful host, the music fantastic (but who expected anything else?) and the vocalist absolutely astonishing. I found myself tearing up on multiple occasions, most notably in Song of Freedom. Great work to all involved.

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  • CG

    May 24th, 2015 - 1:25pm

    It was great seeing this in Australia in January!
    The series 8 music was superb and so were the monsters.
    Peter Davison and the whole show was just superb.

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  • Destinarky 42

    May 24th, 2015 - 12:12pm

    I’M GOING TO SEE THIS ON THURSDAY!!!

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    • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

      May 25th, 2015 - 9:34pm

      Same!!

  • DJHarrington

    May 24th, 2015 - 10:33am

    I’m going to this in monday! Out of interest his much at the official programs?

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    • booboo

      May 24th, 2015 - 11:15am

      Β£15

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