Ahead of our first live concert performance of our new Barbra Streisand programme, celebrating her 80th birthday, we recorded it for a special BBC Radio 2 ‘Sunday Night is Music Night’ presentation to be broadcast on her actual birthday – April 24th 2022. Thrilled to be working with the BBCO once again, we were still constrained by Covid precautions. Obviously the sensible way to undertake a recording, it does however make duetting a little tricky when one is some 30 feet from your singing partner! No matter, Louise Dearman and Katie Birtill, with a little help from me, performed with such verve and energy, and a complete understanding of the Streisand songbook.
The night before the transmission, we will have performed the programme at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, with the RLPO.