What time will the Classic BRIT Awards 2018 be on ITV?
14 June 2018, 17:18 | Updated: 14 June 2018, 17:35
On Wednesday night, the Classic BRIT Awards made a triumphant return to the Royal Albert Hall, playing host to a spectrum of performers, composers and music lovers. Here’s how to watch the 2018 ceremony on ITV…
When are the Classic BRIT Awards 2018 on TV?
The Classic BRIT Awards will be broadcast on Sunday 17 June from 10.30pm-12.15am on ITV1.
The ceremony returned to the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 13 June, after a five-year hiatus. The 15th edition of the awards show was hosted by Classic FM presenters Alexander Armstrong and Myleene Klass.
Who are the Classic BRIT winners?
Royal wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason took home the Male Artist of the Year and the Critics’ Choice award, while Michael Ball and Alfie Boe won the Classic FM Album of the Year and the Best Group category.
A handful of special awards were also given out – Andrea Bocelli received Classic BRITs Icon, while Andrew Lloyd Webber was given the Special Recognition Award for Musical Theatre & Education.
See the full list of winners below:
Female Artist of the Year
Male Artist of the Year
Group of the Year
Michael Ball & Alfie Boe
Soundtrack of the Year
The Greatest Showman OST (Benj Pasek & Justin Paul)
Critics’ Choice in association with Apple Music
Classic FM Album of the Year
Michael Ball & Alfie Boe
Classic BRITs Icon
Sound of Classical 2018
PPL Classic BRITs Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Special Recognition Award for Musical Theatre & Education
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lifetime Achievement Award
Dame Vera Lynn
What performances will feature at the Classic BRITs?
Andrea Bocelli performed a world exclusive of his new single 'Qualcosa', followed by a beautiful performance of the Pearlfishers duet with Bryn Terfel. Bryn also sang 'If I Were a Rich Man', followed by Michael Ball and Alfie Boe performing a West Side Story Medley from their album Together Again.
Britain’s Got Talent 2017 winner Tokio Myers played a unique piano cover of Debussy's 'Clair de lune' coupled with Ed Sheeran's 'Bloodstream'.
Plus, Katherine Jenkins gave her first performance since the birth of her second child, in a stunning cover of ‘Never Enough’ from The Greatest Showman.
There were also beautiful performances from pianist Beatrice Rana and soprano Pretty Yende, as well as a special celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s career and contribution to music, after he turned 70 this year.
All performances were accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.