Thursday, 10 December 2015

Massive Christmas gala for Bloodwise

Wonderful evening at the Royal Albert Hall - Christmas with the Stars in aid of Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research).

RAH looking great in the December sun!

Such fun to sing with Frank Renton and the excellent band once more... and to sing to a full house along with so many great people...

with Lee

Lee Mead gave wonderful renditions of Feeling Good & Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Margaret Keys sang the beautiful O Holy Night, Tom Lister sang I'll be Home for Christmas & the lovely Anne Reid sang The Christmas Song.

Along with Disney Voices (a new choir of Disney employees) and the girls choir from Sydenham High (conductor Caroline Lenton-Ward), we sang in Patrick Doyle's exciting anthem Ring Out the Bells, written especially for Bloodwise.

with Danny

Other singers/speakers/readers included:
Danny John Jules, X factor's Che Chesterman & Nick Grimshaw, Sonna Rele, Arlene Phillips, John Michie, John Sergeant & Debra Stephenson who introduced us...(using many, many different voices!)...

It was great to contribute Strangers in the Night & A Festival of Carols in Two Minutes; and later to join with the band for Sleigh Ride... the audience were magnificent on their keys-jingle-bells & with their loud neigh at the end!

An exhilarating, life-enhancing evening full of joy; promoting and advancing such a good cause...

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