All the behind-the-scenes highlights from the Classic BRIT Awards 2018!

13 June 2018, 20:50

Make sure you join us, on air and online to soak up the atmosphere and see exclusive behind-the-scenes content from London's Royal Albert Hall

The Classic BRIT Awards have returned for the first time in five years. And this year's ceremony promises to be bigger then ever.

Artists confirmed to perform include Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terfel, Katherine Jenkins, pianist Beatrice Rana and soprano Pretty Yende.

Classic FM, as the event's official media partner, has exclusive behind-the-scenes access to what promises to be the biggest night in the musical calendar.

We will be updating this article throughout the night as the magic unfolds.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason has won Male Artist of the Year

Sheku went on to win the 'Critics Choice Award'

Presented by none other than Nile Rodgers

Jess Gillam is the very first winner of the Classic BRITs Sound of Classical Poll

Katherine Jenkins gave a stunning performance of 'Never Enough' from 'The Greatest Showman'

Which went on to win 'Soundtrack of the year'

Katherine told us before the show that Bryn Terfel recently "sang her baby to sleep"

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have been won 'Group of the year'

Best Group of the year. THANK YOU @deccarecords #classicbritawards

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The pair kicked off the show with a tribute to Leonard Bernstein

Tokio Myers has been named 'Breakthrough Artist of the Year'

We caught up with Tokio before the show

Renee Fleming wins 'Female Artist of the Year'

Beatrice Rana gave a beautiful Bach performance

She performed part of Bach's lovely 'Goldberg Variations'.

Andrea Bocelli performed with Sir Bryn Terfel

Alfie Boe and Michael Ball have won 'Album of the Year'

Dame Vera Lynn has received the 'Lifetime Achievement Award'

Dame Shirley Bassey presented Andrew Lloyd Webber with the 'Special Recognition Award for Musical Theatre & Education'