Friday Round Up with Alfie Boe: No. 8

Banish the winter blues – two new dates for Alfie Boe’s 2015 concerts have been announced this week!

Alfie will first headline the Utah Stars and Friends benefit concert on 14 March, joining other Utah based musicians such as Lexi Walker, We Are The Strike and the One Voice Children’s Choir. Click here for tickets.

Announced the same day, Alfie will return to the Llangollen Eistedfodd on 9 July.  In contrast to his previous two visits, Alfie will be singing at a dedicated musical theatre evening and will be joined by Sophie Evans (runner up in TV’s Over The Rainbow), saxophonist Amy Dickson and fellow tenor Jonathan Antoine.  Festival Director Eilir Owen Griffiths said

I’m thrilled Alfie Boe has agreed to headline what will be an absolutely fantastic evening concert. Alfie’s unforgettable West End performances as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables were critically acclaimed and rightly so.  This isn’t his first appearance at Llangollen of course and audiences have always responded to him, he is definitely a firm favourite. But this will be the first time we have had a concert which will specifically celebrate musical theatre and movie themes. It will be a wonderful night and one not to be missed.

Alfie’s previous two appearances at Llangollen could not have been more different; in black tie in 2008 to sing the Pearl Fishers duet with David Kempster and then in 2012 his appearance was in keeping with his repertoire of that summer tour – more Elvis than opera!

Tickets for Llangollen will be on sale in February so if you don’t want to miss out, don’t forget to sign up for emails.  Until then, click here for the festival website.

My next interview is with the youngest ever JVJ – and a good friend of Alfie – John Owen Jones – it will be out next week.

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