In 2010, this fabulous musical extravaganza will take place on 2 May to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, the 80th birthday of Stephen Sondheim and mark the 10th year of this hugely popular evening.
From Jesus Christ Superstar to We Will Rock You, the evening will be hosted by TV’s Aled Jones and includes performances from a host of West End and Broadway stars including Kerry Ellis (Wicked, Les Misérables), Philip Quast (Les Misérables, Evita, La Cage Aux Folles) and Adam Pascal (Rent, Chess in Concert), accompanied by the City of London Philharmonic and the massed chorus of Sing Live UK and USA.
Amongst surprise guests are the head judge of ITV’s Dancing on Ice, Robin Cousins and, for the 8.00pm show, the UKs much-loved Gloria Hunniford and Ainsley Harriott.
In 2010, The Night of 1000 Voices will be for the benefit of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. This is the only UK charity solely dedicated to saving lives through research into better treatments and cures for all blood cancers including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Cathy Gilman, Chief Executive, says: "Since 1960, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research has invested in world-class research and survival rates have increased dramatically for patients with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
"However, there’s still a long way to go and money raised from this evening will help us get closer to a cure. We are delighted that the original Calendar Girls from North Yorkshire will be our very special guests."
The West End's distinguished conductors, Mark Warman, Stuart Morley and David Firman, will supervise the massed musical forces and the director, Hugh Wooldridge, says "This evening is a must for all who love musicals.
"Come along and hear the best performers in the world performing some of the greatest songs. Come and join in the fun; come and raise funds for this splendid charity whilst raising the roof of the Royal Albert Hall."
The Night of 1000 Voices takes place on Sunday May 2, 2010 at 4.00pm and 8.00pm.
Tickets start at £17.50 and are available from the Royal Albert Hall box office on 020 7589 8212 or by visiting www.royalalberthall.com.