13 Nov 2017
LONDON Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall
Celebrating its 10th year, the Festival’s signature opening-night gala showcases a stellar cast of voices performing incredible tunes in this celebration of singing and song. The list of past guests stretches from Boy George, Jacob Collier and Paloma Faith to Gregory Porter, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kurt Elling.
Guy Barker’s 42-piece orchestra will provide the setting for a star-studded clutch of vocalists, including Seal, Liane Carroll, Mica Paris, Miles Mosley, Tony Momrelle, Vanessa Haynes, Angélique Kidjo and Mads Mathias in a spectacular celebration of the singer and the song, playing Guy’s arrangements that continue to thrill and surprise.
This show forms part of the EFG Excellence Series.
I’ve never felt anything quite like what I just experienced. So inspiring and invigorating to be supported by such a massive foundation of sound.
Yes, there is the obvious draw of Seal, and the impeccable vocals of Mica Paris but it's Tony Momrelle I'm most keen to see again. His consistency on the music scene is commendable and when you hear him live you can understand why he's often been dubbed the UK's modern version of Stevie Wonder!