As London bids farewell to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, a spectacular Closing Ceremony celebrating the achievements of the athletes will take place on on Sunday September 9th at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, East London.
Peter Karrie, best known for his portrayal of the title role in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, The Phantom of the Opera, will lead the nationwide Bandstand Marathon with Abergavenny Band before Grammy and Brit award-winning band Coldplay take stage in the ceremony named "The Festival of Flame" that will see the official handover to the 2016 host city Rio de Janeiro. A cast of almost 2,000 will participate in this amazing event.
Karrie recently finished a sold out concert tour across British Columbia Canada and a sold out Youth Theatre Student Workshop in Park City, USA and "cannot wait" to be a part of the Closing Ceremonies! "These athletes are brilliant. They've put so much dedication into their pursuits. It's an honour and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to take part. It will be a memory I will cherish."
The Closing Ceremonies starts at 7:30pm and will be broadcast live to a estimated potential worldwide audience of 750 million! While artistic director Kim Gavin can't provide exact details about the spectacle, he hints there will be plenty of surprises and many say it will be a night to remember.
Following The Festival of Flame, Karrie will fly to New York to continue his concert tour. Performing at the Heuvelton Opera House on September 14th and Clayton Opera House on September 20. Limited tickets are still available. For details, visit his website: www.PeterKarrie.com.