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Top That! for BBC Radio 2 .. 28 June 2012
Top That! - Watford, Jun 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 on Friday 7 September.

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. 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 - 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!

There's No Business Like Show Business - full company

Lee's full concert schedule (including past appearances) can be found at - CONCERT & LIVE EVENTS

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