Win VIP tickets to see Ennio Morricone at the Royal Albert Hall

 

One of the most legendary film composers of all time, Ennio Morricone has composed and arranged scores for countless films including  ‘The Good, The Bad and the Ugly”, ‘The Mission’, and ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ amongst many others.

He will be performing some of his classic soundtracks live at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday April 10th accompanied by a 100-piece orchestra and a 100-piece choir.

We have five pairs of VIP tickets to give away to see this extraordinary performance.

All you need to do is tell us why you want to go here and we’ll annouce the winner on 6th April.

54 Comments

  • Ashley Norris says:

    I want to know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall. Seriously, I love Morricone’s music, but tend to hate the films they soundtrack, so this would be perfect for me.

  • Mark Craven says:

    I want to see Ennio Morricone at the Royal Albert Hall on April 10, because I’ll have wasted a Fistful of Dollars on the Grand National in the afternoon and will need cheering up!

  • Alasdair Dingwall says:

    I would dearly love to go as i have been a Morricone fan for over thirty years and love all his scores and compositions, especially the early, funny ones.

  • Daniel Hoffmann says:

    I would like to go there because I have never been in the Royal Albert Hall and never heard such great music live.

  • Phil Penfound says:

    The recent Peter Gabriel concert was the first time my wife and I listened to a live orchestra. We both agreed they sounded fantastic. But we also promised ourselves that should we ever get the opportunity, we must experience a large orchestra at a special venue. This maybe that opportunity!

  • Rory says:

    There isn’t Ennio else I would like to see more at the Albert Hall.

  • Jahan says:

    The Royal Albert hall is one of the greatest venue in the world to listen to one of the greatest composers in the world.

  • Gary says:

    Whilst i love listening to music on my Zepplin all day, everyday, It would be fantastic to see Ennio and listen to his scores live!

  • Chris Sonnex says:

    I would love to see/hear Morricone as his georgia on my mind was the start of my love affair with music, when I was in primary school I listened to it every night before bed. please send me!!

  • Andrew Wales says:

    I saw Ennio Morricone the first time he performed in London at the Barbican, it was a very memorable experience and one I’d be happy to repeat, especially in the opulent splendour of the Royal Albert Hall!

  • Nick says:

    I want to see Ennio Morricone at the Royal Albert Hall on April 10, because i bought his cd and it doesnt seem to be working…refund would be appreciated

  • SACripps says:

    Seeing Peter Gabriel’s live show with an orchestra at the weekend has left me wanting more, and what more could you want than Ennio Morricone at the Royal Albert Hall?

  • Michael says:

    Me? I would like to win the tickets to give something back to the real audiophiles in my life…my parents! I guess my appreciation of music is their appreciation of music.

  • Nadezhda Rojas says:

    Because I only know his soundtracks, so I would be a good oportunity to know him and other parts of his work

  • Rupert Hill says:

    Having just had the very real pleasure of hearing Gwyneth Herbert perform live in Soho last night, I need to keep up my newly acquired addiction of hearing SOS artists live!!! Please help me get my next aural fix.

  • Faye Pearson says:

    I was able to see a TV broadcast of Ennio Morricone in Vienna, but it left me wishing I could have been there in person. My dreams have a Morricone soundtrack!

  • Thomas Sibo says:

    I have never got the chance to enjoy Ennio Morricones music live. It wouldn’t be bad or ugly but good to attend this concert. I just take a fistful of dollars to get there and then I’m on a mission. A mission to fulfill my ears with sound.

  • Jason Souloglou says:

    Once upon a time in America I was working with a genius, two partners and a Dupe and we made it our Mission to make a fistful of Dollars selling birds with crystal Plumage. Soon all the good, bad and Ugly from the battle of Algiers had joined us to make a few dollars More, and we became Untouchables. But this put us in the line of Fire from Bugsy and Malena and so we had to sign a Disclosure to work with the Wolf to kill Bill and his associates, the so-called Inglorious Basterds.
    Anyway, here’s the Thing, despite the fact that my name is Nobody it would be a day in Heaven for me to be in the presence of Ennio at the Royal Albert Hall.

  • Thomas says:

    When i first heard “Falls” from the Mission-OST, i saw the world opening in my head – listen to that piece of music and you’ll know what i mean. And was astonished, how near this sound-picture was to the real scene in the film when i saw it in the cinema a little bit later. This is painting with music – i would love to see the master himself!

  • Andy McGhee says:

    The download of Ennio Morricone’s music from the Society of Sound is a truly wonderful collection of music and the recording is stunning. This has opened a whole new genre for me and I listen to it very often. To hear his music live at the Albert Hall would be an unmissable experience.

  • Robert says:

    Bowers&Wilkins as always is unbeatable on driving my senses crazy. No matter, it is speakers or music at Society of Sound.All very enjoyable, long lasting pleasure. With Ennio Moricone, there is no exception. Come on guys, give it away to someone else. Can’t even imagine how wonderful it would be to contemplate Ennio’s music at Royal Albert Hall.
    CheersRob

  • Kate Harrison says:

    The ‘Thing’ is, I would pay a ‘Fistful of Dollars’ to see Ennio Morricone. I would make it my ‘Mission’ to hear this ‘Untouchable’ genius. ‘For a Few Dollars More’, I would undertake a ‘Mission to Mars’ but the RAH would be more convenient !
    His music makes my spine tingle and I would love to be able to enjoy his music in the wonderful atmosphere and acoustic of the Royal Albert Hall. What a gig!

  • Mark says:

    Morricone is a legend, to see him in the historical setting of the Albert Hall would a genuine privilege.

  • Peter says:

    I like to see and hear Morricone in the Albert Hall because then I know for sure that Bowers and Wilkins speakers are at least as good as the live performance :-)

  • Chris says:

    … just because there is no better place to be on April 10th than attending this wunderful concert

  • Mike says:

    I grew up listening to the music of Ennio Morricone in draughty cinemas over fourty years ago – even with the low quality sound , the aural and visual experience was memorable. I was recently reintroduced to his terrific music through the Society of Sound. Having heard the FLAC’s, I would now love to hear it live.

  • Jeff Liston says:

    I saw Jerry Goldsmith perform with full orchestra some years ago, and realise what a privilege it can be to witness such a thing with film music. Morricone’s stunning back catalogue, from ‘TheThing’ to ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’, would be magical in the acoustics of the RAH. Truly a once in a lifetime experience – for this isn’t any old Morricone – this is Ennio. (with apologies to Morecambe & Wise)

  • Adrian Walker says:

    I would like to go because “Nice Roe Inn Room” is an anagram of “Ennio Morricone”!

  • Steve Freedman says:

    B&W speakers might not colour sound, but Morricone creates rainbow’s with his music…

  • ActonDave says:

    Simply because it would bring joy to my wife, whose happiness means everything to me.

  • Logan says:

    Morricone’s an understated legend ….like the Zeppelin

  • josh says:

    …to share a moment with the creator of so many wonderful music-scores that I love.

  • Luke Whiting says:

    I have only heard Ennio Morricone on CD. I would love to listen to his music live.

  • matthew devenish says:

    It would be amazing to see a genius of composition in performance. Great music! Iconic films!

  • David Shaw says:

    I have been brought up listening to this great man’s music and my love for his art has continued into my mid twenties. The opportunity to see him live would be a thrill that I have only had the pleasure of witnessing on television. I have missed him live once before and it has been a source of murderous rage for me since!

  • Ronnie says:

    I would like to see how do John Zorn’s works stack up against the Master’s originals..

  • Stephanie says:

    I loved listening to his music on my B&W Speakers and want to see if the Royal Albert Hall can match my living room,

  • Paul Hobson says:

    Morricone is a genius. As a child I loved the Spaghetti Westerns and his music either matched or exceeded the film’s atmospheric portrayal of the old West. Using instruments both modern and ancient he wove a tapestry of sound and texture which matched the vision of Sergio Leone – another genius. The men worked together to create themes for each of the main characters to create opperatic drama in a genre that was (at the time) almost dead in the ground.
    Whatever movie Morricone adds score to; he lifts the film, enhances is incredibly and creates unforgettably memorable moments. A favourite of mine is “The Ecstacy of Gold” from the score of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. It matches the scene it was written for in the most sublime manner. Both myself and my father worship Morricone and it would be a real pleasure for us to see him perform this and any of his other works in such a wonderful setting.

  • Jason says:

    Simple to hear the haunting theme from ‘Once Upon a Time in America’ as De Niro walks back through the station door he left 30 years ago, when asked what he has been doing all these years, he says, ‘Going to bed early’ and because the work he did with Leone represents some of the finest film soundtracks ever.

  • Paul, an ardent fan says:

    Attention! I can’t afford to buy this ticket For a Few Dollars More, because My Name is Nobody.

    This is my story: Once Upon a Time in the West, when I was a kid I did fall in love with Moricone’s Music. It was my personal Cinema Paradiso. I know… there are some The Untouchables in this competition and I am only The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, but… please… give me a chance to see A Fistful of Dynamite in Royal Albert Hall. Being on this concert would be for me my music Mission to Mars, so I am looking forward from you! Thank you.

  • Martin O'Dell says:

    I have been a Morricone fan for over 40 years, since being introduced to his music when I was 11 by a school friend. It led to a realisation that there was more music out there than just the charts. This passion, has led to a life time of exploration and pleasure, and to revisit his music via a live performance in such a prestigious venue, would be a dream come true. He is indeed “The Maestro”.

  • Richard Everett says:

    listening to such familiar music conducted by the composer himself with a large orchestra and chorus in such a stunning location would be an amazing experience

  • Ashley Elsdon says:

    I’d love to be there because his music has been an inspiration to me since I was a teenager

  • Tim says:

    This mans music framed much of my early life.
    My father and brother loved westerns so I often listened to it at the cinema and at home on record.
    It kindles strong memories and I like it for that reason alone.
    To see and hear him live would be wonderful.

  • Julian Hill says:

    Wah wah wah wah. Wah wah wah. Wah wah wah. Wah wah wah. (theme from the good, the bad and the ugly) Nuff said!

  • Izabela says:

    I’d love to be and listen that music live because every little sound in his music touches my body like gracious lover…because every neuron in my body play the music with him…and I’d by a magical experience…

  • Scott Gillies says:

    Ennio Morricone is the Grand Master of film music. It is my sons 17th birthday this month and he just love’s music from all genre. I would love to surprise him with tickets to this extrordinary composers concert.

  • Idafe Perez says:

    Why? Why?? Watching, hearing, listening to one of the greatest masters of film music of all times performing live in a place like the Albert Hall? Why you ask? That is a self-answering question, I’m afraid…

  • Robert Johnson says:

    The man is just awesome!! I can remember singing the theme tune to ” the good the bad & the ugly” with all my mates just after we had watched the film.
    The music from those spaghetti westerns sticks in my mind more than the storyline!!

  • Simon says:

    16 bit. . . . 24 bit. . . . all the bits in the world will never better the greatest live performances. A life-long Morricone fan, I would love to surprise my wife with this once-in-a-lifetime concert – I will keep my fingers crossed.

  • Bruce says:

    I’ve recently from a capital city with a strong arts life to the midlands. This has hurt, hurt bad. Any excuse to run away to a night of civility – and if that’s to Morricone, then uber-result.
    It should also help suppress the polydactyly too…

  • Heather says:

    Because I think Ennio Morricone is the most amazing and influential composer there is and I have been waiting two years for him to tour again.
    To hear Ecstasy of Gold live and to see Ennio Morricone would be one of the most amazing moments in my life and a dream I can say I accomplished.

  • geoff says:

    Whilst there has never been anything to compete with listening to music on my B&W speakers for the past 30 years if I win the tickets then this is likely to prove me wrong!

  • Ian Williams says:

    Close your eyes – imagine De Niro’s cheshire-cat grin in Once Upon A Time In America – Ennio Morricone’s sweet orchestra swelling in the background. Cut to the finale of The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly – an operatic Mexican stand-off with the picture cut to the music. Then Days Of Heaven, with the music mirroring the evening summer glow of the image… And as for Secret Of The Sahara – he even gave this kitsch mini-series one of his best themes! That’s why I want to be there when the Maestro steps onto the stage.

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