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REVIEW: A West End Christmas at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

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This is becoming a yearly ritual at the Royal Concert Hall. With numbers from the greatest West End and Broadway musicals including: The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Wicked, Guys & Dolls, Chess, Cabaret, A Chorus Line, Singin’ in the Rain, Top Hat, Kiss Me Kate, The Lion King, Mamma Mia! and many more. This year’s soloists are:

Leila Benn Harris:

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Jacqui Scott:

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Daniel Boys:

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and Graham Bickley:

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all accompanied by the Scottish Festival Orchestra and City of Glasgow Chorus, conducted by Martin Yates.

Instead of the usual two hours of Christmas songs, this is a cleverly chosen selection of songs with a festive connection or from beloved movies seen during the festive season. The choices range from the familiar to the less well known but the running thread through it all is the superb quality.

In the hands of the four talented soloists the whole show flies by, each bringing a different vocal and performance style which lends great light and shade to the concert. Highlights include Jacqui Scott’s stunning rendition of Macavity from Cats, Leila Benn Harris’ Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again from Phantom of the Opera, Daniel Boys great comic delivery of Mr. Cellophane from Chicago and the final goosebump-inducing rendition of One Day More from Les Miserables by the ensemble and the City of Glasgow Chorus which sent the audience back onto the street with a song in their hearts and a spring in their steps.

Looking forward to next year already.

 

WHAT’S ON CHRISTMAS: West End Christmas returns to the Concert Hall

Sunday 16th December 2012 at 3.00pm and 7.30pm

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall : Main Auditorium

After last year’s knock-out show – West End Christmas returns to the Concert Hall.

Show-stopping numbers from the greatest West End and Broadway musicals including The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Chicago, My Fair Lady, Cats, Miss Saigon, Wicked, Mamma Mia!, The Lion King, We Will Rock You, Jersey Boys and many many more, sung by four glittering soloists from London’s West End, Leila Benn Harris, Jacqui Scott, Michael Xavier and Graham Bickley, accompanied by the Scottish Festival Orchestra and City of Glasgow Chorus, under the baton of Martin Yates.

Join the festive fun and head to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for A West End Christmas.

Details here