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Splendid! Glorious! Unforgettable!
on 18 October 2001
The best ALW music performed by the greatest musicians and singers on the magnificent stage of Albert Hall - it is enough to make a delightful concert. Add impressive decorations, spirited acting of the performers and excellent choirs and dancers and you will get a superb show. During two hours you can enjoy lovely Joseph, clever Variations, dramatic Evita (only Paige's unique voice can reveal full splendor of Don't cry for me Argentina), dynamic Starlight Express, solemn Requiem, passionate Jesus Christ Superstar, beautiful and mysterious The Phantom of the Opera with exquisite Sarah Brightman as Christine, impressive Sunset Boulevard, interesting Whistle Down the Wind, wonderful Love Changes Everything (Aspects of Love), and of course famous Memory (another unforgettable performance from Elaine Paige). And the concert had to be so grand for the sake of Sir Andrew. I adore the moment when the entire cast sings "Happy birthday" to him. A charming scene! Furthermore, ALW presented his new masterpiece The Heart Is Slow to Learn sang by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and a young star Lottie Mayor who performed Whistle Down the Wind in the most engaging manner with Sir Andrew himself at the piano. My favourite Jellicle Ball (Cats) was used as the brilliant conclusion of the concert. It's a show to enjoy again and again and again!