BBC ANNOUNCES THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE KANNEH-MASONS
Britain’s most gifted classical musical family, Nottingham’s Kanneh-Masons, visit Salzburg to walk in the footsteps of Austria’s most famous musical family, the Von Trapps - the inspiration behind Hollywood’s The Sound Of Music.
For this one-off Christmas special, all nine members of the Kanneh-Mason family, including mum Kadie and dad Stuart, visit the film’s key locations and explore the incredible story of the Von Trapps.
Having grown up watching the film every Christmas, the seven younger members - who like the Von Trapps are two brothers and five sisters - now perform their own arrangements of iconic music from the soundtrack, including Climb Every Mountain, My Favourite Things, Do Re Mi and Edelweiss.
The Kanneh-Mason siblings are all talented musicians, and more than half are internationally renowned classical soloists. Cellist Sheku (who won the 2016 Young Musician of the Year), violinist Braimah and pianist Isata all performed at this year’s BBC Proms, and the whole family performed Carnival Of The Animals at the 2019 Proms.
This is the second festive offering from the family, following on from A Musical Family Christmas with the Kanneh-Masons, which aired on BBC Two on Christmas Day 2021.
The Hills Are Alive With The Kanneh-Masons is a MacLarty Brown Media production for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.