IT'S CHRISTMAS LIVE FROM THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

 

HOSTED BY JASON MANFORD
 
SPECIAL GUEST CHRISSIE HYNDE
 

FEATURING PERFORMANCES FROM

ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG   |   ALEXANDRA BURKE   |   FLEUR EAST   |   HOLLY JOHNSON

 JONA LEWIE   |   MARC ALMOND   |   MELANIE C   |   NADINE COYLE

RICKY WILSON   |   SHAKIN’ STEVENS   |   SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR   |   TOM CHAPLIN   |   THE VAMPS

HOUSE BAND - ED HARCOURT AND THE MERRY PRANKSTERS

 
 

SKY ONE and SKY ARTS broadcast an all-star line-up Christmas concert at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, which took place on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

Some of the biggest names in pop lined up to perform their favourite Christmas hits, old and new, at this festive celebration. Each performance was caught on camera for a magical Christmas special that aired on SKY ONE and SKY ARTS over the holiday period.

Hosted by comedian, musical star and singer Jason Manford, the show saw an array of artists performing contemporary Christmas classics including Alexander Armstrong, Alexandra Burke, Fleur East, Holly Johnson, Jona Lewie, Marc Almond, Melanie C, Nadine Coyle, Ricky Wilson, Shakin’ Stevens, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Tom Chaplin and The Vamps, plus a speical guest appearance from Chirssie Hynde.

The musical director for the event was acclaimed singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt, who will lead his band, The Merry Pranksters. Harcourt also put together a choir and an orchestra specially for the event, which was accompanied by the award-winning string quartet Dirty Pretty Strings. The emphasis was on Christmas classics that everyone knows, loves and can sing along to. In addition there was surprises in the form of unusual covers and collaborations.

London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall provided its own magic to the evening. The great London concert venue will be transformed into a rock ‘n’ roll winter wonderland, complete with snowflakes, Christmas trees and sparkles aplenty. Reflecting the old-meets-new theme of the concert, the set and décor will mix the traditions of Christmases past with the flamboyance and fun of today’s festive season. A truly memorable and not so Silent Night!

 
 
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