Friday Night is Music Night: 500 Words > Concert Cast


Recording Details

Date
2015
Type
Noncommercial Audio / Concert Cast
Method
Live
Language
English
Location
England / London
Theatre/Venue
Hackney Empire
Group/Studio
BBC Radio 2
Music
Leslie Bricusse (187), Terry Gilkyson (15), Alan Menken (184), Tim Minchin (10), Anthony Newley (159), Marc Shaiman (44), Richard M. Sherman (114), Robert B. Sherman (98), Stephen Sondheim (663), George Stiles [1] (66)
Lyrics
Howard Ashman (86), Leslie Bricusse (187), Anthony Drewe (62), Terry Gilkyson (15), Tim Minchin (10), Anthony Newley (159), Marc Shaiman (44), Richard M. Sherman (114), Robert B. Sherman (98), Stephen Sondheim (663), Scott Wittman (24)
Conductor
Stephen Bell
Performer
Jimmy Johnston (11), Kirsty Malpass (2), The Overtones (3), Jack Shalloo (9), Caroline Sheen (11), Violet Tucker
Musician
BBC Concert Orchestra (93)
Notes
This morning Chris Evans announced the winners of this year's 500 words short story competition. Tonight we look back on a momentous day with a gala concert celebrating the great children's storytellers.

In 2015 we celebrate two great literary anniversaries - 150 years ago Charles Lutwidge Dodgson - otherwise known as Lewis Carroll published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In that very same year another great storyteller was born in Bombay, India - his name was Rudyard Kipling.

The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell perform scores from the films, musicals and ballets inspired by a good bedtime read - including Peter Pan(J.M.Barrie); Warhorse(Michael Morpurgo); The Lord of the Rings(J.R.R. Tolkien); Thomas the Tank Engine(Reverend Wilbert Awdry); Shrek(William Steig); The Wombles(Elizabeth Beresford); Paddington Bear(Michael Bond); Harry Potter(J.K.Rowling) and To Kill a Mockingbird(Harper Lee).

Guests include cast members from Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Overtones and Caroline Sheen who has appeared on the West End stage as Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang(Ian Fleming) and as Mary Poppins(P.L. Travers).

Our musical librarian for the evening is Blue Peter's Barney Harwood.

The concert was recorded at the Hackney Empire.
Shortcode
[r30457]

Releases

Format
Radio Broadcast
Label
BBC Radio 2
Released
2015-05-29
Country
UK
Length
1:55:38
Lists
6 collectors / 2 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl48790]
1. High Adventure (FNIMN Opening)
2. Flight to Neverland
3. Part of Your World [Caroline Sheen]
4. The Railway Children
5. Quiet [Violet Tucker]
6. Sleeping Beauty - Waltz
7. Paddington Bear
8. The Candy Man [Jimmy Johnston]
9. How to Train Your Dragon - This is Berk
10. Feed The Birds [Caroline Sheen]
11. The Bare Necessities/I Want To Be Like You [The Overtones]
12. Lord of the Rings Suite
13. If Your Mother Were Here [Jack Shalloo, Kirsty Malpass]
14. Galloping Home
15. Warhorse Suite - Opening
16. Wait A Bit [Caroline Sheen]
17. The Mouse Waltz
18. Thomas The Tank Engine Theme
19. To Kill a Mockingbird - Main Theme
20. On The Steps of the Palace [Caroline Sheen]
21. The Wombling Song
22. Harry's Wonderous World
23. High Adventure (FNIMN Closing)

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