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HYMN: SARAH BRIGHTMAN IN CONCERT

‘HYMN: SARAH BRIGHTMAN IN CONCERT’ RETURNS TO LONDON FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 15 YEARS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

The world’s most successful and best – selling soprano, Sarah Brightman, returns  to London  for  the  first  time  since  her  Harem  World  Tour  in  2004.  Her  new  world tour, HYMN: Sarah Brightman In Concert will come to Royal Albert Hall, Monday 11th November, for one night only.

Tickets for the one night only spectacular will go on sale to the general public on Friday 25th January at 10am and are available HERE

One  of  the  UK’s  greatest  global  stars,  the  Berkhamsted  born  singer  says  fans  should, “expect  the unexpected!”. Brightman began her HYMN world tour in South America in November 2018 and includes 125 shows across five continents throughout 2019.

On  coming  home  to  perform,  Sarah  says, “It’s been a long time since I performed in London and I’m so excited  to  bring  this  beautiful  new  show  back  home  to  you  and  perform  new  songs  and  of  course  many favourites. To me, HYMN suggests joy  and a feeling of hope and light – something familiar and secure, like home”.

Sarah  last  headlined  the  Royal  Albert  Hall  over  20  years  ago, in  1997 and  is  returning  for  a  very  special night,  accompanied  by  her  band,  a  full orchestra,  choir and  special  guests to  be  announced  in  the  coming months.

To  enhance  her  world  of  enchantment,  Brightman  has  partnered  with  Swarovski  on  her  world  tour.  Her elaborate costumes and dazzling tiaras  will feature  over 600,000 of Swarovski crystals. Fans will  also  have the  opportunity  to  take  home  a  sparkling  memento through  a  variety  of  custom  tour  merchandise  from Sarah’s  signature  collection. The  collection  bear  Sarah’s  signature  and  many  pieces  have  also  been incorporated into her costumes for the tour. The collection will be available for purchase on tour and directly from sarahbrightman.com

Sarah  Brightman unveiled  her  much-anticipated  fifteenth  full-length  album, HYMN,  on  November  9,  2018 (Decca  Gold/ Universal  Music  Group). This  marks the  multiplatinum  GRAMMY® award – nominated  classical crossover  pioneer’s  first   new   studio   recording   since  she   released   the   international   chart-topper Dreamchaser in 2013.

About Sarah Brightman: Known for her three -octave range and for pioneering the classical – crossover music movement, Sarah Brightman has amassed global sales of more than 30 million units. The only artist to have simultaneously topped Billboard’s dance and classical music charts, Brightman has racked up more than 180 gold and platinum awards in over 40 countries.  She  is  also  known  for  her  iconic  star  turn  in The  Phantom  of  the  Opera,  whose  soundtrack  has  sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. Her duet with Bocelli, “Time To Say Goodbye,” became an international success  selling 12  million  copies  world wide. Brightman’s albums Eden, La  Luna, Harem,  and Symphony were each chart – topping Billboard hits and accompanied by world tours. Additionally, Brightman has performed at such prestigious  events  as  the  2007  Concert  for  Diana,  the  1992  Barcelona  Olympic  Games  and  the  2008  Beijing Olympic Games.

Brightman  returned  to  the  recording  studio  in  2016  to  begin  working  on HYMN with  long  time  producer  and collaborator Frank  Peterson who notably helmed production on eight seminal recordings  by the  artist, including Dive [1993], Fly [1995], Timeless (Time  To  Say  Goodbye) [1997], Eden [1998], La  Luna [2000], Harem [2003], and Symphony and Winter  Symphony [2008].

The  spiritually  themed HYMN is  an  inspirational  collection  of orchestrated, choir-based songs that Brightman says felt soothing to record at this moment in her life. The album was  recorded  over  the  past  two  years  in  Hamburg,  Miami,  London, Vancouver,  Los  Angeles,  New  York,  and Budapest. HYMN’s mystical,  uplifting  tone  is  set  with  its  title  track—a  song  by  British  band  Barclay  James  Harvest.  The release also encompasses songs by such modern composers as Eric Whitacre (“Fly To Paradise”), Japanese superstar  musician  and  songwriter  Yoshiki  (“Miracle”), and German DJ Paul Kalkbrenner (“Sky and Sand”). The

Album closes  with  a  new  rendition  of  Brightman’s  signature  smash  duet  with  Andrea  Bocelli,  “Time  To  Say Goodbye,” singing lyrics that she wrote herself, and sung in English for the first time.

 

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