ArtsEd students featured on Chris Evans’ Radio 2 Breakfast Show this morning ahead of their performance at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in a special Friday Night is Music Night celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of The Sound of Music. The concert will be broadcast on Radio 2 on 18 December featuring music from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s celebrated musicals – more info here.
Radio 2 listeners were treated to renditions of Do-Re-Mi, Oklahoma! and Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ from our second year BA musical theatre students, accompanied by ArtsEd’s Head of Music, Dane Preece.
Anthony Cherry, ArtsEd Patron and Producer of Friday Night is Music Night joined the students in the studio, enlightening Chris Evans to some of the technical aspects of the performance including the different sections of the choir and interesting counter melodies.
After joining in their last minute rehearsal around the coffee machine, host Chris couldn’t wait to hear if the choir would go for a big finish at the end of Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, or would they ‘bottle it’ and sing the low notes? You’ll have to listen to find out… (about 1hr45mins in) Listen to the Chris Evans Breakfast Show