Radio 2 Friday Night ... 22 February 2013

A repeat Friday Night is Music Night broadcast on Friday 22 February for Top That!, recorded by BBC Radio 2 on 28 June at the Watford Colosseum and first broadcast on 7 September 2012.

Celebrating the work of Irving Berlin, the concert was hosted by Anton du Beke and featured Lee, Mary Carewe, Matthew Ford, Georgina Jackson and the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe, performing many of the legendary composer's best-known songs.

The orchestra opened and closed the first half and opened the second with overtures from Top Hat, Call Me Madam and Annie Get Your Gun, while each of the singers performed four solos, coming together for the finale - fittingly "There's No Business Like Show Business". In the interval, there were interviews with a few of those involved behind the scenes, with each of the soloists and with presenter, Anton du Beke.

A full list of music played can be found on the Radio 2 website, together with a few backstage photos of the company and a lovely 'Insider's View' piece from Mary Carewe.

Friday Night Is Music Night: Top That! - LISTEN LIVE at 8pm, Friday 22 February

The concert will also be available on iPlayer for 7 days after broadcast (i.e. until 10pm on Friday 29 February).


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