Cello Concerto (1) Nikolai Myaskovsky
12 February 2014, 18:00
Comedy duo Armstrong & Miller are set to reform for charity concert in London's Royal Albert Hall in June, performing alongside a host of classical stars including Julian Lloyd Webber and Alfie Boe.
The classical stars are joining forces for 'Symfunny', a performance to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson's UK. It's a charity close to the heart of leading conductor James Morgan who discovered he had early onset Parkinson's in 2013.
"This was a devastating blow for a 42 year old with a young family and I was concerned that I would be stigmatised, pitied and overlooked," he said. "I’m overwhelmed by the support my friends and colleagues in the business have given me. This event has not only allowed me to prove that I’m still here and working, but also to use what I know best to raise awareness of this cruel condition and help others by raising vital funds to continue the research to find a cure."
Performances will include massed choirs from the Brighton Festival Chorus and London Symphony Chorus and an orchestra made up of some of the UK’s finest professional musicians. Other big names are due to be added to the line-up.