We learned a few weeks back via a tweet from Lee that he had continued his long and supportive association with the Salvation Army by recording a contribution for their Christmas Carol Concert - of necessity taken online this year.
From the setting of the photo he shared (below), a reading seemed likely and, indeed, so it proved - from Luke 1: 26-38. However, the concert also included highlights from previous years' events in the Royal Albert Hall and amongst these was Lee's exquisite performance of Bring Him Home from the 2013 concert, which many of us were privileged to see in person.
This unique 2020 concert first aired at 8pm on Wednesday 2 December on the Salvation Army's YouTube channel, where you can still watch it in full if you missed the premiere screening, while below is the 'Meady edit'. The concert will also be broadcast across BBC local radio in the run up to Christmas - check BBC Radio websites and local press for scheduling details. You can also download a brochure giving the full programme and, indeed, the words for the carols should you wish to sing along.
Finally, this annual event raises significant funds, both through ticket sales and a bucket collection on the night, for the Salvation Army's work supporting the most vulnerable in our society - you can read about their work at Christmas in the above-linked brochure. So much about this year is different, but that work is more needed than ever, so I hope you'll forgive me shaking a virtual bucket at you before you leave... donate.salvationarmy.org.uk/Carols2020
Lee's full concert and events schedule (including past appearances) can be found at - CONCERTS & LIVE EVENTS