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Let's Face the Music

Wednesday 8 March 2023, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall

Richard Balcombe Conductor
Bonnie Langford Presenter 
Ricardo Afonso Vocalist
Anna-Jane Casey Vocalist
Louise Dearman Vocalist
Julian Ovenden Vocalist
ArtsEd Ensemble Chorus

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

This event has now passed, but you can book for Let's Face the Music on Tuesday 5 November 2024.

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Join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and West End guest vocalists for a nostalgic celebration of classic musicals from the golden age of Hollywood, featuring much-loved songs and duets.

Featuring the ever-popular music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Lerner & Loewe, Jule Styne and more, all sung by some of the world’s most famous vocalists and presented by star of the stage and screen Bonnie Langford.

Known for his performances on stage in South Pacific, Show Boat, Sunday in the Park with George and TV’s Downton Abbey and Bridgerton, Julian Ovenden will bring his trademark faultless interpretation to the Royal Albert Hall stage. He will be alongside West End royalty Anna-Jane Casey (Chicago, Cabaret, Annie Get Your Gun) and Louise Dearman – the only actress to have ever played both Glinda and Elphaba in Wicked. The incomparable Ricardo Afonso completes our quartet. Known for his stint as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Afonso first came to prominence in series 2 of the BBC’s The Voice.

Together with their fearless leader Bonnie Langford, these four fabulous singers will take you on a trip down memory lane with unforgettable songs and music from Gypsy, Carousel, My Fair Lady, Anything Goes, Cabaret, Top Hat, The Wizard Of Oz, Oklahoma!, Meet Me In St Louis, Shall We Dance?, Sweet Charity, A Star Is Born, Babes In Arms… and many more.

There will also be a special tribute to the music of George Gershwin, including Funny Face, Strike Up The Band, Crazy For You and An American In Paris.

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Large print versions of the programme for this concert are available on request. Please email your request to Doran Crowhurst at least one full week before the performance.

Ticket information

Tickets from £20.

Groups of just 6+ save up to 30%

Book as early as you can to secure the best choice of seats at the best possible prices. Ticket prices will be adjusted in real-time and will reflect the most current price for each performance based on demand. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Royal Albert Hall booking fees apply (7.5% of the total transaction, plus a recovery levy of £2 per ticket).

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