Singing sensation Edward Hyde will open the Bloodwise Christmas with the Stars concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 5 December 2017. Performing at the iconic venue for the first time as a soloist, in front of an audience of 5,000, as part of the festive extravaganza to raise money and awareness for blood cancer research charity Bloodwise.
Edward, who is a music scholar at King’s Rochester, will be accompanied by a big band orchestrated by BBC Radio 2 presenter Frank Renton.
Christmas with the Stars is one of the longest-running shows at the Royal Albert Hall, the star-studded charity event will once again raise money for blood cancer research to find better treatments and cures for patients with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Edward will be amongst a host of stars from TV, including Strictly Come Dancing reigning champion Ore Oduba, Gaby Roslin, John Sergeant and Call the Midwife’s Helen George.
Edward says: “Singing at Christmas is always a magical experience but to do so at the Royal Albert Hall, and for such a deserving cause as Bloodwise, is something I feel very honoured to be involved with. I am both humbled and incredibly excited at the same time!”
Whilst this will be Edward’s first solo performance on the famous stage, he is no stranger to the venue, adding:
“The Royal Albert Hall holds very special memories for me. As a member of the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain on Trombone this is our Regional rehearsal venue.
The day before I won the Chorister of the Year title in 2016 I was at the Hall and the Orchestra gave me the most amazing cheer to wish me luck, which obviously worked! To now be allowed to sing here is just wonderful.”
Tickets for Christmas with the Stars start at just £13.
Visit www.bloodwise.org.uk/christmas or call the Royal Albert Hall box office on 020 7589 8212.
To promote the event, Edward appeared on Radio Kent on Sunday 19th November to talk about r Bloodwise and performing at The Albert Hall.
Edward also performed live on the show: