July 17th 2015
One of the highlights of my career so far, was the BBC Chamber Prom in honour of Stephen Sondheim's 85th birthday. Sondheim is my all time favourite composer, but I rarely get the chance to perform his songs publically, let alone the chance to sing all my favourites in one afternoon, with some of the best musical theatre artists in the business! I got to share a stage with the legendary actress, Sian Phillips, and to sing some of my absolute favourite duets, with the fantastic star of the West End stage, Jamie Parker. We were accompanied by our fabulous MC/MD, Richard Sisson, who arranged a great deal of the music, and by a hugely talented young saxophonist, Anthony Brown.
We played to a packed audience at the Cadogan Hall, as well as being broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, which is always terrifying. Despite some major technical issues with the microphones at the start, we had a ball. It was over all too quickly, and I desperately want to do it all again. But happily I have the recording to remember the day by.