A Night at the Musicals at Cardiff's St David's Hall
The musicals spectacular led by David Mahoney will feature The Novello Orchestra, with the West End’s Kerry Ellis, Matt Cardle, Noel Sullivan, Sophie Evans and Lucie Jones in Cardiff this Sunday 29 October.
One of the best sounding concert halls in the world, Cardiff’s St David’s Hall will host some of the West End’s most acclaimed singers this October for a one-off “Night at the Musicals” spectacular.
The star-studded line up will include leading lady Kerry Ellis, whose credits include Wicked and Les Misérables, X Factor winner Matt Cardle, former Hear’Say singer and star of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Noel Sullivan, Wicked’s soon to be Glinda Sophie Evans and Lucie Jones, fresh from representing the UK in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
The Novello Orchestra, a name synonymous with the glitz and glamour of the musicals, will make its St David’s Hall debut on Sunday 29 October after recent acclaimed performances at the London Palladium, Royal Festival Hall, Wales Millennium Centre and Royal Festival Hall.
The celebration of musical theatre will feature show-stopping songs from Wicked, Les Misérables, Chicago, Hairspray, Miss Saigon and many more – and all under the baton of Only Men Aloud’s David Mahoney. David Mahoney said: “St David’s Hall is the perfect location for the spectacle that The Novello Orchestra provides. The evening is set to be a stylish, sophisticated take on well-known musical show-stoppers as well as more contemporary repertoire.”
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and the St David's Hall Box Office.
'La La Land' Live in Concert UK and Ireland Tour
Under the baton of David Mahoney, The Novello Orchestra hits the road to perform the Oscar winning La La Land Film with Live Orchestra, visiting concert halls and theatres across the UK and Ireland this September.
Composed by Justin Hurwitz, the La La Land score has received critical acclaim, particularly for the film’s show-stopping songs ‘City of Stars’ and ‘Audition (The Fools Who Dream)’.
Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
The movie received 14 nominations at the 89th Academy Awards ®, and picked up six awards, most notably for Best Director, Best Actress, as well as Best Original Song for ‘City of Stars’ and Best Original Score.
It also received seven nominations at the 74th Golden Globe Awards, winning in all seven categories including Best Motion Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Original Score.
Disney's The Jungle Book Live in Concert!
The Novello Orchestra will make its Royal Festival Hall debut this month with two performances of the Disney classic The Jungle Book.
Sunday 26th March 2017 - Royal Festival Hall, London
Tickets are available from the Live page.
New Shows Announced for 2016
The Novello Orchestra will be on the road this Autumn with two brand new shows.
'Broadway in Concert' and 'The Golden Age of Dance' will be coming to the London Palladium, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Cardiff's Wales Millennium Centre this November.
Further details and ticket information can be found on the 'Live' page.
Broadway in Concert
Starring Matt Cardle, Ben Forster, Sophie Evans, Lee Mead and Kerry Ellis
- Cardiff: Wales Millennium Centre, 16th November
- London: The Palladium, 17th November
From Wicked to Les Misérables, Chicago to Phantom of the Opera, Broadway in Concert features a star-studded line up of the West End and Broadway’s leading singers. The evening will deliver a sophisticated take on the best-loved showstoppers of musical theatre, together with The Novello Orchestra’s trademark passion and charisma that has made it one of the UK’s finest show orchestras through its breath-taking performances.
The Golden Age of Dance
- London: Theatre Royal Drury Lane, 13th November
- Cardiff: Wales Millennium Centre, 15th November
Step back in time to the golden age of Hollywood movies as a cast of West End dancers and singers join The Novello Orchestra in a celebration of the iconic MGM movie moments made famous by the likes of Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Judy Garland.
From Top Hat and Singin' In the Rain to Easter Parade, Anchors Aweigh and Kiss Me Kate, The Golden Age of Dance is a nostalgic evening of entertainment set to a soundtrack of Hollywood’s finest music by composers including George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and many more.
Broadway to the Bay
To celebrate 10 years of the Wales Millennium Centre, The Novello Orchestra joined stars of the West End and Broadway in 3 sell-out shows, featuring Kerry Ellis, Ruthie Henshall, John Owen-Jones, Tenors of Rock, Sophie Evans, Lucie Jones, David Thaxton, Rhydian Roberts, Shan Cothi, Caroline Sheen, Russell Grant and an ensemble of dancers.