Bocelli leads Christmas carol sing-along
Celebrated Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli lead 14,000 Londoners in a world-record breaking Christmas carol sing-along at the World Premiere of Disney's 'A Christmas Carol' on Tuesday 3 November.
Live from a Christmas themed Leicester Square, Bocelli, who performs the closing song of the new film, linked up with St Paul’s Cathedral Choir on the Cathedral’s steps to lead the crowds across the capital via big screens at Oxford Circus, Regent Street, St Paul’s Cathedral and Leicester Square with a rousing performance of Silent Night.
Following the sing-along, the World Premiere of Disney’s A Christmas Carol, took place in Leicester Square, at three of London’s leading cinemas. Jim Carrey, Colin Firth and Bob Hoskins, who star in the film, and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis walked the red carpet. You can see all the pictures from the premiere below...
An additional 10 regional premieres took place at the same time, setting another world record, for the largest simultaneous 3D Film Premiere.
Hear the first play of A Christmas Carol on Classic FM
In another world exclusive, you can hear the first ever radio play of the main title theme of 'A Christmas Carol' on the Afternoon Show on Friday 6 November.
The film's score is written by Alan Silvestri, best known for his scores for Forrest Gump and The Polar Express. The soundtrack also features the Bocelli track 'God Bless Us Everyone'.
Andrea Bocelli's new album ‘My Christmas’ will be released on Decca on 30 November.