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Laura Wright raised the roof when she performed an intimate concert on the Classic FM terrace in aid of The Classic FM Foundation
Soprano Laura Wright performed an intimate concert overlooking the rooftops of London in front of a lucky few Classic FM listeners in aid of The Classic FM Foundation.
Fifty lucky Classic FM listeners gathered on Classic FM's roof terrace on Wednesday 1 August to watch rising young classical crossover star Laura Wright.
The audience had purchased tickets during our Classic FM Christmas Appeal last December, raising money for The Classic FM Foundation.
The lucky 50 enjoy the Laura's performance on the Classic FM roof terrace.
Laura treated the audience to beautiful renditions of crowd-favourites including The Last Rose of Summer, Danny Boy, Born Free and Jerusalem.
The views across London to Big Ben were the perfect backdrop to Laura's fantastic performance.
The former Chorister of the Year has had an amazing couple of years, with her two solo album topping the classical music charts. She gave a stunning performance earlier this year at Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall and has two live dates lined up in September in Ipswich and London.
The intimate rooftop venue is a long way from the Royal Albert Hall!
Classical-crossover arranger, composer, producer and music director Simon Lole accompanied Laura on the keyboard.
The small crowd look on as Laura serenades them with a set list of favourites.
The rooftop has stunning views over Trafalgar Square looking towards Buckingham Palace. Laura tweeted before the concert that she could hear the cheers from the beach volleyball at Horse Guards Parade!
Two of the lucky Classic FM listeners who got their hands on these special tickets way back in November.
Since the launch in 2006 The Classic FM Foundation has raised over £1.5 million to fund music education and therapy projects across the UK.
These fans had a sneak preview of what to expect from Laura's first headline solo shows in September.
This year The Classic FM Foundation is working with Nordoff Robbins to provide over 4,000 music therapy sessions for children living with illness, disability, trauma or isolation and helping to transform their lives through the power of music.
Laura's 45 minute performance enthralled the crowd.
The Classic FM Foundation team.
Laura fans on the Classic FM roof terrace who not only had a great evening of live music, but also raised money for The Classic FM foundation.
The 50 auction winners look on as Laura and Simon perform.
Audience members had bought the tickets in an auction in aid of The Classic FM Foundation.
One concert where everyone had front row seats.