Friday 3 December 2010

Archived

Judith Owen and Harry Shearer's Holiday Sing-Along with Special Guests

Purcell Room

What began as an annual family gathering in the Los Angeles home of Judith Owen and Harry Shearer (Spinal Tap, The Simpsons) quickly grew beyond their house and into the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and now comes to the UK for the first time. An evening of music and mirth for Christmas-lovers and Scrooges of all ages, with a festive mix of the traditional and non-traditional, the reverent and irreverent.

They are joined by special guests including the comic phenomenon that is Ruby Wax; one of the UK's leading vocalists, Jacqui Dankworth; the acclaimed singer Lucinda Belle; the acoustic bass legend Danny Thompson; singer, songwriter and keyboardist Charlie Wood; award-winning cellist Gabriella Swallow; and one of the most admired composers of his generation, Mark-Anthony Turnage.

Proceeds to benefit the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation.