Following the 2018 release of her Top 10 album Hymn, Sarah Brightman embarked on a world tour across five continents. The 125 string of shows concluded with her first return to London’s Royal Albert Hall in over 20 years. And now the world’s biggest-selling soprano has announced her first-ever livestream concert in A Christmas Symphony.
Brightman will perform her virtual Christmas concert on Sunday December 20, 2020, from Christ Church Spitalfields in London.
While UK and European fans can watch the concert at 7:30pm GMT on the date, plus 7:30pm EST and 7:30pm PST for US viewers.
Tickets are now on sale for $18 USD and the stream will be accessible for 48 hours after the event.
Also available are limited bundles available through to December 22 including a storybook program, bespoke Christmas ornament and a commemorative plate.
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A statement for the concert reads: “Just as warming to the season as hot chocolate, Christmas cookies, and cozy blankets by a crackling fire, the show sees Sarah breathe new life into a bevy of holiday classics and beautiful festive fan favourites for the season.
“She handpicked the set by exploring various eras of the Christmas canon and will perform Silent Night, I Believe In Father Christmas, Ave Maria, La Luna, and many more.”
Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony will see the 60-year-old singer joined by an orchestra, a chorister from Trinity College, Gregorian choir and the voice of The Snowman Aled Jones.
Additionally, the soprano will reunite with Andrew Lloyd Webber for a special performance of Christmas Dream.
On her first-ever live stream concert, Brightman said: “Christmas is my favourite time of year. This year more than ever, we all need the joy, happiness and magic this season brings.
“A Christmas Symphony is my way to celebrate this special time with fans and music lovers everywhere.
“I have many fond memories of Christmas with my family and hope this special concert brings some new ones for you to share with yours. Have a wonderful holiday!”
Additionally, the soprano has partnered with The Global FoodBanking Network for the event in an effort to fight hunger around the world.
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Meanwhile, Brightman famously sang a chart-topping duet with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli in Time To Say Goodbye.
And just last month, Express.co.uk spoke with Bocelli who shared how Freddie Mercury’s Barcelona duet with Montserrat Caballé helped pave the way for his team-up with Brightman,
The 62-year-old said: “Certainly, this duet by Mercury and Caballé held significant importance with regards to the evolution of classical music into the mainstream during those years.
“I don’t particularly like labels and, as I have said in the past, I find a certain ambiguity in the term ‘crossover’.”
Bocelli added: “Music can, and should, be enjoyed by all without needing to fit into a particular box!”
Just as the Italian tenor had great success by teaming up with Brightman on Time To Say Goodbye, Barcelona was one of Freddie’s biggest hits as a solo artist.
On a possible future duet with Brightman, the 62-year-old added: “Why not! If there is an opportunity, I’d take it with great pleasure.”
Tickets for livestream concert Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony can be purchased here.
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