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Big Sing: The UK's Top Ten Hymns

The results of a nationwide vote are sung by five thousand people in the Royal Albert Hall in this Big Sing special, with guest stars Russell Watson, Michael Ball, Andrea Begley, Friar Alessandro and the newly-crowned Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year.

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Sun 6 Jul 2014 17:05

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Big Sing: The UK's Top 10 Hymns - The results of a nationwide vote are sung by five thousand people in the Royal Albert Hall in this Big Sing special with guest stars Russell Watson, Michael Ball, Andrea Begley, Friar Alessandro and the newly crowned Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year.

Contributors

RUSSELL WATSON

Russell Watson is an English tenor who has released singles and albums of both operatic-style and pop songs. The self-styled "People's Tenor" had been singing since he was a child, and became known after performing at a working men's club in Salford. Russell, also known as ‘The Voice’ performs the number one hymn which he recalls was his grandmother’s favourite hymn.


MICHAEL BALL

Michael Ball is British actor, singer and presenter. He has performed all over the world in large concert venues and has performed on stage in many musicals, best known for his performances in Aspects of Love and Les Miserables as Marius. His voice is now heard regularly to radio 2 listeners where he hosts a weekly show. The Big Sing is delighted to have Michael perform one of the UK’S Top 10 hymns at one of his favourite venues.

 

ANDREA BEGLEY

Andrea Begley, from Pomeroy, Northern Ireland is the winner of The Voice 2013 and joins The Big Sing this year to perform one of the top 10 Hymns in front of the 5000 congregation at the Royal  Albert Hall. Since winning the competition Andrea has performed up and down the country and inspires many by her courage and beautiful voice.

 

FRIAR ALESSANDRO

Friar Alessandro travels from the friary in Italy founded by Saint Francis of Assisi. He performs ‘Make Me A Channel of Your Peace’ based on a prayer attributed to Saint Francis of Assisi.  

 

TOWN HALL GOSPEL CHOIR

The choir led by music director Colin Anderson perform at the Royal Albert Hall after being the first Gospel Choir to be crowned Gospel Choir of The Year Competition.

Location

The Royal Albert Hall is located in South Kensington, facing Hyde Park. The address is Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP.

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterBill Turnbull
PerformerRussell Watson
PerformerFriar Alessandro
PerformerAndrea Begley
PerformerMichael Ball
ProducerMatthew Napier
Series EditorMatthew Napier
Executive ProducerDavid Taviner

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