The city’s award-winning choirs Peterborough Male Voice Choir, Peterborough Voices and Peterborough Youth choir are delighted to be bringing the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra to the city for Magic of the Musicals – a whistle stop tour of musical theatre greats, which will be at the much-loved Broadway Theatre for one night only on Sunday, 4 September
Known for its versatile programming of classical, light classical and popular music, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra has an international reputation for working with celebrated artists from the worlds of classical music, pop music and West End musicals ranging from opera luminaries such as Andrea Bocelli, José Carreras, Lesley Garrett, Bryn Terfel, Renée Fleming, Kiri Te Kanawa and the late Luciano Pavarotti, to popular culture icons, including Burt Bacharach, Tina Turner, Henry Mancini, Liza Minnelli, Barry Manilow, Sting and Stevie Wonder.
Major engagements for the Orchestra in recent seasons include accompanying Sting on part of his world tour Symphonicity, as well as performing the music of John Williams for the production of Star Wars: A Musical Journey, both of which toured North America and Europe to widespread critical acclaim.
The Orchestra has a flourishing international schedule, travelling around the world, from China and the Far East to North and South America, as well as appearing at major concert venues and many of the most celebrated summer music festivals across the UK.
The choirs are no strangers to performing in such stellar company – since 2011 they have collaborated with Blake, Bernie Nolan, Grimethorpe Colliery Band, the Britten Sinfonia and folk hero Jon Boden of Bellowhead – among others – in venues stretching from Truro Cathedral to the Sage Gateshead. In the last year alone, they have performed live on stage at their Broadway Theatre home with musical greats including Black Dyke Band, the King’s Singers, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Band of the RAF Regiment, as well as premiering a specially commissioned work by celebrated composer Errollyn Wallen – again with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – at prestigious classical music venue St John’s Smith Square in London.
Conducted by William Prideaux and hosted by Jane Smith, Magic of the Musicals will be an unmissable opportunity to see the nation’s favourite orchestra back in the city, featuring performances from the choirs including a medley from Les Miserables and excerpts from Miss Saigon as well as unforgettable solos, duets and instrumentals from the Orchestra showcasing many more musical theatre favourites, together with stunning staging and a breathtaking lightshow.
The West End comes to Peterborough, for one night only: book now, tickets won’t be around for long!
Magic of the Musicals with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra is at Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre for one night only on Sunday 4 September at 7.30pm. Tickets from £16 at Peterborough Visitor Information Centre, by phone on 0333 666 3366 or online at www.peterboroughmvchoir.org.uk (fees apply).