Enough holidays left this year, a really reasonable price for the flight and somehow having the feeling of missing something extraordinary, I just couldn't resist. Hope to meet some of you there again...Do you think she'will sing "only" Christmas songs?
Hi concert goers. Sorry I will be unable to meet you there, I have been laid low by a chest infection and although I am on the road to recovery I will not venture out until Tuesday thefore a trip to London is out of the question. Hope to be able see you at another concert soon.
I see the repertoire has now been added to the South Bank website
Huawei Winter Concert In Support of The Princes Trust
Huawei Technologies presents an evening with Bryn Terfel and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, who perform stirring music conducted by Gareth Jones. The night features music from the orchestra with performances by Bryn and support act, Hayley Westenra.
performers Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Gareth Jones, conductor Bryn Terfel, bass Alma Deutscher, violin Hayley Westenra, singer
repertoire Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Miniature Overture from The Nutcracker Suite George Frideric Handel: Ombra mai fù from Serse Mitch Leigh: The Impossible dream from Man of La Mancha Alma Deutscher: Allegro vivace e scherzando (3rd movement) from Violin Concerto in G minor Hayley Westenra: Across the universe of time Anonymous: Amazing Grace Ching-hsi Weng: The moon represents my heart Traditional: Ar hyd y nos (All through the night) Marta Keen Thompson: Homeward Bound arr. Wilberg Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Dance of the reed flutes from The Nutcracker Suite Hayley Westenra: Who will echo my heart Hayley Westenra: Greener lands Ennio Morricone: Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission Alma Deutscher: Romanza (2nd movement) from Violin Concerto in G minor Traditional: Shenandoah arr. Chris Hazell Robat Arwyn: Anfonaf Angel (Guardian Angel) arr. Chris Hazell Franz Xaver Gruber: Silent Night John Hughes: Guide me o thou great redeemer (Bread of heaven) Charlie Skarbek: World in Union (on theme from Jupiter from Holst's The Planets)
The ones I have shown in red are those that I expect Hayley will sing, but there could be more I am thinking 'World in Union' might be a duet?
Very interesting that out of all those songs - minus the Nutcracker Suite pieces, which would have be performed by the orchestra - only one is a Christmas song! And with Bryn as the main act, I wouldn't be surprised if he were the one to sing it! Though, I also won't be surprised if Hayley sings it, so nobody can come back and say I said I didn't think Hayley would sing it, just that I think it's a possibility that she won't.
Oh, and Amazing Grace isn't Anonymous. It was written by John Newton as I recall, although ISTR that the last verse was added by someone else.
They seem more concerned with the music than the words, as evidenced by the listing for 'Guide me o thou great redeemer'. John Hughes wrote the tune 'Cwm Rhondda'. The words were written by William Williams. Whilst John Newton wrote at least part of the words of Amazing Grace, the composer of the currently popular tune is unknown.