Singer Sarah Brightman joins her former husband and Andrew Lloyd Webber for a special Christmas concert livestream.
The two will perform the relatively obscure Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice song “Christmas Dream” along with more familiar Christmas songs from various eras during the special reunion concert, including “Silent Night,” “I Believe In Father Christmas,” “Ave Maria,” and “La Luna”.
The stream event, Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony, is set for Sunday, Dec. 20 from London’s historic Christ Church Spitalfields.
The event will be broadcast in four streaming time zones around the globe. In New York City, that is at 7:30 pm.
Special guests will include Welsh singer and TV presenter Aled Jones and choir Gregorian.
Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony is a ticketed event.
Tickets are $18 for the concert, and there are packages including a souvenir booklet and other items for $45 and up.
The concert also supports The Global FoodBanking Network and donations also will be encouraged. The group supports food banks in more than 40 countries.
Brightman and Webber were married from 1984-1990, with her acting as something of a muse during his early, very prolific career stretch.
Brightman starred in original productions of Webber’s Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Song and Dance, Aspects of Love and Requiem.
The two have remained on good terms since their divorce, but have reunited for few public events.
Christmas Dream” is a Webber-Rice deep cut, written for the film The Odessa File in 1974 and first performed by Perry Como. The Brightman-Webber performance will feature an all-new arrangement.
“This year more than ever, we all need the joy, happiness and magic this season brings,” Brightman said in a statement.
“A Christmas Symphony is my way to celebrate this special time with fans and music lovers everywhere.”
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