Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony (Photo courtesy of Sarah Brightman.)
In celebration of the holidays, the world’s biggest-selling soprano and legendary Grammy Award-nominated artist Sarah Brightman headlines her first-ever Christmas livestream event, Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony, on Sunday, December 20, 2020, from the historic Christ Church Spitalfields in London.
The event will be broadcast in four streaming time zones to reach fans around the globe:
UK/Ireland & Europe – 7:30 p.m. GMT/8:30 p.m. CET
North America (East Coast) and Central – South America – 7:30 p.m. EST/9:30 p.m. ART/BRT
North America/West Coast – 7:30 p.m. PST
Australia/New Zealand/Japan/Korea/Asia 7:30 p.m. AEDT, 9:30 p.m. NZDT/5:30 p.m. JST & KST
The stream will be accessible to ticket holders for 48 hours after the event.
Additionally, she unveils limited-edition bundles available exclusively through December 22, including a storybook program, bespoke Christmas ornament and commemorative plate. This marks the first in a series of forthcoming events and limited-edition collectible items set for the coming months.
Just as warming to the season as hot chocolate, Christmas cookies, and cozy blankets by a crackling fire, the show sees Brightman breathe new life into a bevy of holiday classics and beautiful festive fan favorites for the season. She handpicked the set by exploring various eras of the Christmas canon and will perform “Silent Night,” “I Believe In Father Christmas,” “Ave Maria,” “La Luna,” and many more. However, it wouldn’t be the holidays without friends; together with the orchestra, a chorister from Trinity College, Brightman has invited special guests Aled Jones (the voice of “The Snowman”) and choir Gregorian to join her.
Brightman will also reunite with Andrew Lloyd Webber for a very special performance of “Christmas Dream,” a song written by Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. This holiday classic features a beautiful new arrangement and will certainly be a memorable performance.
“Christmas is my favorite time of year. This year, more than ever, we all need the joy, happiness and magic this season brings,” said Brightman. “A Christmas Symphony is my way to celebrate this special time with fans and music lovers everywhere. I have many fond memories of Christmas with my family and hope this special concert brings some new ones for you to share with yours. Have a wonderful holiday!”
Most importantly, Brightman has partnered with The Global FoodBanking Network to fight hunger around the world. Amid the holiday celebrations, millions of people face hardships from the economic and societal toll of COVID-19. Helping to provide relief to those in need, Brightman is supporting The Global FoodBanking Network to address food insecurity around the world. The Global FoodBanking Network alleviates hunger by advancing and uniting food banks in more than 40 countries. This year, The Global FoodBanking Network has reached more than 20 million people facing hunger worldwide. Join Sarah in empowering the world to fight hunger. Donations encouraged for this much-needed effort can be made at www.foodbanking.org/SarahBrightman.
Looking forward to 2021, HYMN: Sarah Brightman’s World Tour resumes in November and December of next year. Check out the full confirmed itinerary below. Tickets are available here.