Friday Night is Music Night 10 Oct 2008

Highlights of the concert held in Hyde Park on 14 September 2008 to celebrate the 60th birthday of Andrew Lloyd Webber are aired on BBC Radio 2's 'Friday Night is Music Night'.

Lee Mead by SnooPhotographs, videos and the full programme from the concert itself can be found HERE

Lee was one of a host of stars who performed at the concert, singing four numbers - 'Love Changes Everything' from Aspects of Love (pictured right), 'All I Ask Of You' from Phantom with Hayley Westenra, 'Close Every Door' and 'Any Dream Will Do' from Joseph.

It was another star-studded evening, hosted by John Barrowman, with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Dixon, Capital Voices and the Crouch End Festival Chorus - and the radio broadcast went like this:

PART 1
BBC Concert Orchestra - Overture; Jesus Christ Superstar
Joss Stone - Superstar; Jesus Christ Superstar
Steve Balsamo - Gethsemane; Jesus Christ Superstar
Jessie Buckley - I Don't Know How To Love Him; Jesus Christ Superstar
Jason Donovan - No Matter What; Whistle Down The Wind
John Barrowman - Oh, What A Circus!; Evita
Idina Menzel - Don't Cry For Me Argentina; Evita
Andrew Johnston - Pie Jesu; Requiem
Duncan James - Mr Mistoffelees; Cats
Jonathan Ansell - Evermore Without You; The Woman In White
Denise Van Outen - Take That Look Off Your Face; Tell Me On A Sunday

Lee Mead - Love Changes Everything; Aspects of Love

Hayley Westenra - Whistle Down The Wind; Whistle Down The Wind
Philip Achille/Edward Baruwa - Starlight Express; Starlight Express


PART 2
Julian Lloyd Webber sextet - Variations
Dean Collinson - King of My Heart; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Jodie Prenger - You Must Love Me; Evita
Ramin Karimloo/Gina Beck - The Phantom of the Opera; The Phantom of the Opera

Lee Mead/Hayley Westenra - All I Ask Of You; The Phantom of the Opera

Rhydian - The Music of the Night; The Phantom of the Opera
Maria Friedman - As If We Never Said Goodbye; Sunset Boulevard
Idina Menzel - Unexpected Song; Tell Me On A Sunday
Shonagh Daly - Buenos Aires; Evita
Ruthie Henshall - Another Suitcase; Evita

Lee Mead - Any Dream Will Do; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Jessie Buckley, Rachel Tucker, Niamh Perry, Keisha Amposa Banson, Keith Jack,
Ben James Ellis, Daniel Boys and Lewis Bradley
- Light At The End Of The Tunnel; Starlight Express
Elaine Paige - Memory; Cats
BBC Concert Orchestra - Firework finale


Audio downloads:
Love Changes Everything
All I Ask Of You
Close Every Door - not included in the original broadcast, but subsequently available on the Radio 2 website
Any Dream Will Do
Full Concert - Part 1
Full Concert - Part 2

More info:
From the Radio 2 website, where for a short while, there was also the chance to hear some of the tracks omitted from the broadcast. Initially Lee's powerful and emotional version of Close Every Door wasn't included with these tracks, but it seems people-power does sometimes work and the many emails sent by Lee's fans were rewarded by its addition. My personal thanks to all who added their voice to the plea - it was well worth the effort!

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