Live from the Royal Albert Hall Clive Anderson introduces a Prom celebrating 75 years of classic MGM film musicals.
John Wilson and his hand-picked Orchestra celebrate with songs from unforgettable movie classics, including The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, High Society, Gigi and Singin' in the Rain.
Amazingly, although all the original orchestral parts were lost when the studio destroyed its music library to make way for a car park, Wilson has succeeded in reconstructing the scores by painstakingly transcribing each soundtrack by ear. He is joined by starry singers from the classical and musical theatre worlds, as well as by the elite Maida Vale Singers.
The diverse line-up includes Curtis Stigers, who has one of the most distinctive voices in music, Kim Criswell (vocalist), Sarah Fox (soprano), Sir Thomas Allen, (baritone) and Seth MacFarlane (vocalist and star of Family Guy).
Celebration of Classical MGM Musicals