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Chess in Concert Live From Royal Albert Hall CD

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  • Format: CD
  • Artist: Josh groban, Idina Menzel
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Cat Number: 9362-497981
  • Barcode: 93624979814

On Monday May 12 and Tuesday May 13 2008 at the Royal Albert Hall London there were two spectacular standing room only performances of Chess in Concert with story and lyrics by Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar Evita The Lion King) and music by Bj&oumlrn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (Mamma Mia!) formerly of ABBA.

Leading the cast were top-selling US recording artiste Josh Groban Broadway&rsquos Idina Menzel (Wicked) and Adam Pascal (RENT) and the West End&rsquos Kerry Ellis (Wicked and We Will Rock You) Clarke Peters (Porgy and Bess) and David Bedella (Jerry Springer The Opera).&nbsp Playing The Arbiter was the chart-topping Wet Wet Wet singer Marti Pellow.&nbsp Also featured were the Chess in Concert company the 100 strong West End Chorus and the City of London Philharmonic with Stephen Disley playing the great organ of the Royal Albert Hall. Tim Rice introduced both performances in front of packed houses and was delighted to see the spontaneous standing ovations at the end of each Act.&nbsp Conducted by David Firman and adapted and directed by Hugh Wooldridge.

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