Hi! I´m Stefan and I came from Germany. The concert in London is my first Hayley concert. And I have a question, came she out after the show to sign autographs?
Sorry for my bad english !!!
Hi Stefan,and welcome to HWI. Hayley has been known to sign autographs at most of her concerts and I would imagine this one as well.Some of the concert goers here at HWI will no doubt confirm that. hope you enjoy your first Hayley experience,it is something you will never forget.
best wishes from Christchurch New Zealand, Hayley's hometown,
We're going to have quite an international gathering at the Barbican, with members from the UK, France, Germany and the USA. I look forward to meeting you next week, and we'll try to meet Hayley after the show.
Classical and Jazz: Preview - Christmas Festival at the Barbican
Published: 16 December, 2010 by SEBASTIAN TAYLOR
WHATEVER the high-brows may think of music impresario Raymond Gubbay, there’s certainly an audience for his dance and opera spectaculars and for his packaging of musical allsorts.
His annual Christmas Festival at the Barbican opens this weekend. This time, it has a record number of 14 different concerts spread over three weeks, ranging from traditional carols and Broadway musicals through to baroque favourites and an all-Beethoven concert.
The Gubbay-fest serves up Christmas fare in the run up to the 25th, moving on to easy-listening/easy-viewing concerts afterwards and into the new year.
The festival opens on Saturday with Christmas Swingtime, a parade of showbiz hits sung by Jacqueline Dankworth and Graham Bickley accompanied by dancers and the London Concert Orchestra.
On Sunday afternoon, Angela Rippon presents a Christmas Gala comprising seasonal classics by Bach, Lloyd Webber, Puccini and Tchaikovsky, along with a carols-for-all sing-along.
Monday evening, there’s a candle-lit concert of 18th-century music played by the English Chamber Orchestra and another carols-for-all sing-along.
Wednesday evening, it’s the turn of young global superstar Hayley Westenra, still only 23, singing her own selection of songs and carols with her own band, a string quartet and a children’s choir.
She’s an unusual commodity in the mass music market as she has perfect pitch and sings in tune.
Thursday evening offers a concert of seasonal and traditional classics and carols involving the Bach Choir and Finchley Children’s Music Group.
Post-Christmas, the choice widens out to embrace 18th-century classics performed in period costumes and lit by candles; Broadway and West End musicals; a Beethoven double-bill, the 9th symphony and Emperor piano concerto; an all-Gershwin song-and-dance programme; Johann Strauss Gala; and a Viennese New Year’s Eve Gala.
I should arrive around 1pm as well, hoping to catch Hayley! Then I'll go back to my hotel, to check in and leave my luggage before the concert.
However, if John may be able to recognise you and even if I've seen some photos, I'm not quite sure I'll recognise you right away...! Moreover, I've seen on maps that the Barbican has several entries, it seems quite a big building, so any clue where you'll be waiting...? So that I don't begin to stress because I can't find you!