Alfie Boe is Freddie Mercury for a day
4 September 2012, 14:35
The tenor sang alongside Brian May, Tom Jones and Kerry Ellis in celebration the life of the Queen front man at the Savoy Hotel yesterday.
Tenor Alfie Boe performed at a star-studded evening at the Savoy Hotel in London last night, to celebrate the life of Queen front man, Freddie Mercury. Brian May, Tom Jones, Al Murray, Rhys Thomas, Nancy Dell'Olio and Princess Eugenie were among the performers and guests at the dinner, raising funds for the Mercury Phoenix Trust.
Alfie performed One Vision, the track he previously released as the official single for Team GB, as well as The Show Must Go On and We Will Rock You. A choir performed Barcelona, the song Freddie released with opera star Montserrat Caballé in 1987.
The concert was part of a worldwide celebration known as Freddie For a Day, which takes place tomorrow, the day Freddie Mercury was born in 1946. He died in 1991 after a battle with AIDS.
An orchestral reworking of the Barcelona album was released yesterday, celebrating 25 years since its original release. It features the Czech Philharmonic Prague Symphony orchestras, and a violin solo by David Garrett.