Sondheim At The Barbican
Louise Gold starred as one of the singers, at The Barbican Concert Hall, on 29th May 1993. The concert was broadcast live on BBC Radio 2.
and The Stephen Hill Singers (including: Helen Duncan and Derek Chessor)
Presented by Raymond Gubby
In association wit BBC Radio Two and The Daily Telegraph
Lyrics – Stephen Sondheim
Music – Stephen Sondheim, with Leonard Bernstein
Pianos – Ronnie Price and Andrew Vinter
Orchestra – The BBC Concert Orchestra
Orchestra Leader – Cynthia Fleming
Conductor – Michael Reed
Producer – David Rayvern Allen
Louise Gold had previously appeared in the Sondheim show Assassins, and with Maria Freidman in Merrily We Roll Along (Stage Production) and on that cast’s Merrily We Roll Along (Recording) . Louise Gold has gone on to appear in the Sondheim musical Follies
Louise Gold, David Kernan and Angela Richards would later be reunited singing Sondhiem at the Side By Side 25th Anniversary Gala at Wavenden.
Maria Friedman, Angela Richards and The Stephen Hill Singers (including Derek Chessor) had previously sung Sondheim in Chicago & Company, where Angela Richards has sung The Ladies Who Lunch.
Angela Richards also went on to sing The Ladies Who Lunch in the Side By Side By Sondheim 25th Anniversary Gala.
Louise Gold and David Kernan went on to appear together in Noel/Cole: Let’s Do It and a revival of Side By Side By Sondheim. They also appear on the album Noel/Cole: Let’s Do It (Recording), they may have appeared in Comedy Tonight.
David Kernan, Louise Gold, and The Stephen Hill Singers (including Derek Chessor) had previously sung Sondheim in Broadway To Brighton
sang Anyone Can Whistle in both the
Louise Gold went on to sing You Could Drive A Person Crazy in Side By Side By Sondheim, only this time she sang the lead role of Maxine.
Louise Gold has gone on to be involved in several performances of Beautiful Girls, namely in: Side By Side By Sondheim, The Side By Side By Sondheim 25th Anniversary Gala, Side By Side By Sondheim 30th Anniversary Gala and, of course, Follies .
Louise Gold has also gone on to sing some of the numbers included in this concert that she didn’t get to sing in this particular concert, for example in Curtain Up she sang Broadway Baby.
Sheridan Morely also went on to narrate in Side By Side By Sondheim 30th Anniversary Gala.
Maria Friedman and Louise Gold may have previously appeared together in Will-Aid
David Kernan and Angela Richards may also have appeared in Will-Aid
Louise Gold and Maria Friedman also sang together on the JAY/TER recording of Cabaret .
Helen Duncan went on to appear in Of Thee I Sing
Louise Gold and Sheridan Morely went on to appear on BBC Radio on Let’s Do The Show Right Here.
David Rayvern-Allen went on to produced Ned Sherrin’s Review Of Revue.
Sheridan Morely, Angela
David Kernan’s recording credits include The Great Musicals – Laughter And Tears.
Angela Richards, and, David Kernan may have taken part in Thing A Thon, which Maria Friedman was involved with.
Maria Friedman, David Kernan, and, Jim Smilie’s recording credits include The Great Musicals - From Broadway to Hollywood.
David Kernan, and, Sheridan Morely went on to take part in The Radio 2 Arts Programme Chichester Festival 1994, which was also broadcast on BBC Radio 2.
Stephen Sondheim of course wrote the lyrics for Gypsy.
“The BBC Concert Orchestra and the singers Louise Gold, Angela Richards, Maria Friedman, David Kernan and James Smilie (supported by the Stephen Hill Singers) were all in good form.” Carol Hughes, WORDS AND MUSIC, Issue 16, September 1993
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