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BBC Radio 2 Friday Night is Music Night .. 28 June 2012
Friday Night is Music Night, June 2012 Lee was joined by Mary Carewe, Matthew Ford, Georgina Jackson and the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe, in a concert hosted by Anton du Beke at the Watford Colosseum on Thursday 28 June.

'Top That!', celebrating the work of the legendary composer, Irving Berlin, was recorded by BBC Radio 2 for their Friday Night Is Music Night series and was subsequently broadcast at 8.00pm on Friday 7 September - see seperate article.

The orchestra opened both halves and closed the first with wonderful overtures, while each singer charmed us with four solos during the evening, including many of Berlin's best-known songs, before joining voices for the finale There's No Business Like Show Business.

Lee, so handsome in black tie, sang his solo numbers in a meltingly rich voice that caressed the ears and soothed the soul. They were:
  • Always - not a song I knew well, but I think my favourite of the night
  • Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep) - with a gorgeous, soft smile lighting his face as he sang "I think about a nursery and I picture curly heads"
  • Let's Face the Music and Dance - complete with a few dance moves!
  • and, somewhat bizarrely for a hot June night - White Christmas

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