The world’s most iconic dance brand Ministry of Sound have announced The Annual Classical, an orchestral tour which celebrates and reimagines their legendary dance music compilation The Annual.
23 years on from the debut compilation release, The Annual Classical will see Ministry of Sound taking out a 50 piece classical orchestra to tour the UK. The tour will include some of the biggest dance tracks from the 90s, which have featured on early chart topping The Annual compilations. It will see the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim and Dario G all reimagined with an orchestral makeover.
To celebrate Ministry of Sound’s The Annual, a documentary has been made celebrating the compilation series. It features interviews with the DJs who launched their careers at the club and became Ministry of Sound legends, including the likes of Judge Jules, Paul Oakenfold and Brandon Block, alongside the key Ministry of Sound players including co-founder Justin Berkmann and chairman Lohan Presencer.
Regarding The Annual and the upcoming tour Judge Jules says about his involvement, “The Annual is the biggest selling dance music compilation of all time, and I was equally proud to be involved then as I am now. Orchestrating some of its biggest tracks is an homage to some of the greatest musical memories ever, and the show promises to be a truly heart-stirring experience.”
Ministry Of Sound chairman Lohan Presencer continues, “The Annual is the best selling dance music compilation series of all time. Packed with classic anthems it’s only fitting that these tunes should get the classical treatment.”
The Annual Classical premiere will be a stone’s throw from the Elephant & Castle home of the Ministry of Sound nightclub at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank and will feature the London Concert Orchestra.
Tickets for The Annual Classical are available from Ministry Of Sound also via SeeTickets, Ticketmaster,
26thJanuary 2019 London, Royal Festival Hall
18thMay 2019 Birmingham, Symphony Hall
31stMay 2019 Cardiff, St Davids Hall
6thJune 2019 Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
8thJune 2019 Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
14thJune 2019 Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
21stJune 2019 Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall