Queen legend Brian May and West End and Broadway singing sensation Kerry Ellis are to perform the live version of their hit album, ANTHEMS, in a special Royal Albert Hall concert next Spring on the May Bank Holiday Sunday after the Royal Wedding. Making a guest appearance will be RENT's Adam Pascal.
ANTHEMS: The Concert, scheduled for Sunday May 1, 2011, will present Brian May and Kerry Ellis in concert accompanied by the City of London Philharmonic, The Anthems Ensemble, The West End Chorus and Dancers making this a truly spectacular one-off event.
ANTHEMS: The Concert follows a series of acclaimed performances together: Kerry and Brian stole the show when they performed together at the Royal Variety Show in 2008, they performed live together again at the BBC Proms in the Park and at this year's The Night of 1000 Voices, and most recently opened the Remembrance Day concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
ANTHEMS: The Concert will be produced and directed by Hugh Wooldridge who has presented THE NIGHT OF 1000 VOICES at the Royal Albert Hall on the May Bank Holiday Sundays over the past eleven years (with the exception of 2008 when he presented with Tim Rice the phenomenally successful CHESS IN CONCERT). Wooldridge says ‘It's a great pleasure to work with these huge talents whilst raising funds for a truly deserving charity'.
LEUKAEMIA & LYMPHOMA RESEARCH is the UK's leading blood cancers charity. It is dedicated to saving lives through research into better treatments and cures for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The charity receives no government funding and relies entirely on people coming together to fundraise. Cathy Gilman, Chief Executive, says: "Since 1960, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research has invested in world-class research and survival rates have increased dramatically for patients with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. However, there's still a long way to go and money raised from ANTHEMS: The Concert will help us get closer to a cure. After the success of their performance at THE NIGHT OF 1000 VOICES in 2010, we are delighted that Kerry and Brian supported by Adam are reuniting to raise much-needed funds on our behalf."
ANTHEMS: The Concert
Sunday May 1, 2011
ROYAL Albert Hall, LONDON
Performance time - 4.00 pm and 8.00pm
Tickets available from £17.50 - £72.50
Royal Albert Hall Box Office - 020 7589 8212
Gala Tickets available - 0207 269 9003
Book online at www.royalalberthall.com