Hosted by Rosemarie Ford, Sunday at the Musicals is an evening of songs from the most famous musical shows, with a stellar cast of musical singers and members of the London Show Choir.
The evening is in aid of Marie Curie UK, which makes this event more special.
The cast, as I said, is very rich, and the singers are too many – and all of them too good - to mention: from Norman Bowman to Lucy Penrose (with a touching version of Over the Rainbow); from Sara O’Connor to Charlotte Jaconelli; from Leah West to Cassidy Janson, currently in Chess at The Coliseum, who delighted the audience with Rain on my Parade first and The girl of 14 G after (sung with the choir).
Some special moments were: Luke McCall’s intense voice singing Music of the night (he is currently in Phantom of the Opera) and the rendition of the Kinky Boots' song Not my father’s child by Hugh Maynard. Hugh, who is a musical star (Lion King, Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar) brought to tears part of the audience with one of the most emotional songs of the musical with the songs written by Cindy Lauper.
Great performance of the beautiful song Run Away with Me by Alex Lodge, currently in Book of Mormon (Alex, I loved your blue suit) and, finally, the star Brenda Edwards, who closed the concert bringing a gospel atmosphere in the church singing with her strong voice and personality and accompanied by the Choir the beautiful " I know where I have been" from the musical she is currently in, Hairspray.
Two hours of musical perfection, with many smiling faces and goose bumps in the audience. And all for a good cause. And walking out of St Paul's church, in a warm London night, I could not think how lucky we are to be able to live evenings like this one.