The Big Sing Gala
Katherine Jenkins joins Aled Jones and Sally Magnusson in the Royal Albert Hall for a spectacular gala evening of glorious hymns and songs, including How Great Thou Art and Amazing Grace.
Features Gregory Porter, Lucy Kay, Nell Bryden and the newly-crowned Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
Factsheet for Sunday 26th October 2014
Katherine Jenkins joins Aled Jones and Sally Magnusson in the Royal Albert Hall for a spectacular gala evening of glorious hymns and songs including ‘How Great Thou Art’ and ‘Amazing Grace’ and featuring Gregory Porter, Lucy Kay, Nell Bryden and the newly crowned Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year.
Lucy Kay first appeared on our screens in spring this year on Britain’s Got Talent. Her magnificent voice won the public’s hearts and she reached second place in the final with her performance of ‘Nessun Dorma’. Originally from Leicester, Lucy discovered her love of classical music from an early age. She first performed in The Big Sing in 2006 with girls choir ‘Cantamus.’ This year she will lead the congregation to perform The King of ‘Love My Shepherd Is.’
Nell Bryden is an American singer-songwriter born and raised in Brooklyn. She is a classically trained musician and studied the cello for 10 years. She has performed at The Royal Albert Hall before when she supported Jools Holland in 2013. Nell supported Gary Barlow on tour in 2013 and has toured throughout the UK. Nell performs ‘Morning Has Broken’ with Aled Jones on the Albert Hall Stage accompanied by flautist Emma Sweeney and Guitarist Simon Johnson.
Mezzo-Soprano Katherine Jenkins has performed all over the world including The Royal Albert Hall many times. Katherine has dueted with international stars including Andrea Bocelli and Placido Domingo. Katherine is originally from Neath in Wales where she sang regularly with the church choir in her parish church, St David’s. Katherine performs the UK’s favourite Hymn, as voted for by Songs of Praise audience ‘How Great Thou Art.’
Gregory is a Grammy Award winning American Jazz vocalist,
songwriter and actor. He was born is Los Angeles and raised in California in
the gospel tradition by his minister mother. Gregory has become a favourite on
BBC Radio 2 and recently performed at the summer “Proms in the Park”. Gregory
performs ‘His Eye Is on The Sparrow’ with accompanist Chip Crawford.
LEWES SINGS GOSPEL
Lewes Sings Gospel were delighted to be crowned Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year in early October 2014 at The Hackney Empire. They wowed the judges with their performances conducted by the highly respected choir director Karen Gibson and were subsequently overjoyed at the invitation to perform “Lord You Are Good” at The Royal Albert Hall for The Big Sing. The choir are a community choir run by Southover Church in Lewes. Southover is a medium-sized Anglican church, with a passion to be outward-focussed and the gospel choir is one way in which it makes connections between those inside and outside the church.
Choirs and Congregation of the Royal Albert Hall
|Series Producer||Matthew Napier|
|Executive Producer||David Taviner|