Global phenomenon Robbie Williams invited Liverpool’s LMA Choir to perform with him at his sold out Hyde Park gig on Sunday 14th July.
The singer wowed more than 60,000 fans as he closed the British Summer Time at Hyde Park festival, bringing his former X Factor act on stage for a special set.
The LMA Choir was chosen as one of Robbie’s final four acts, when he appeared as a judge on the X Factor last year.
He found an instant connection with the LMA team and, more recently, was announced as a co-owner of LMA, with plans to help drive forward UK and international expansion.
And on Sunday, Robbie and LMA Choir reunited on stage to perform a selection of his hits – Angels, Eternity and She’s the One, as well as Take That classic, Never Forget.
Introducing the choir onto the stage, Robbie said: “What happens when you go on the X Factor is that you fall deeply in love with the contestants. I said to them when I was on the show ‘come and sing with me at Hyde Park’ and I’ve kept that promise. Give a round of applause please for my new mates from The X Factor, LMA Choir. Come on LMA. Show them what you can do.”
LMA is an education centre that lives and breathes music, creative media and the performing arts – providing accessible degree and BTEC courses for young people to discover and hone their creative skills.
Robbie’s role will include supporting the launch of a new London campus that will open in 2020, joining other recently appointed board members, Sir Terry Leahy and investment expert Bill Currie.
Jessica Mahoney, from Moreton in Wirral, said: “Singing with Robbie on stage in front of thousands of people was absolutely amazing – the sheer energy from the crowd was overwhelming and we all felt so lucky to have been part of it.
“Once we were up there, we didn’t want to come down and we’re hugely grateful to Robbie for inviting us.”
Stephanie Wallace-Carr, head of LMA Choir and musical theatre creative director at LMA, said: “Working with Robbie on the X Factor was incredible – we all seemed to connect with him so well, both on and off stage, so to now have him on board as part of the LMA family is fantastic.
“Walking out on stage at somewhere as iconic as Hyde Park and performing alongside him was an experience that none of us will forget and we’re now excited for what the next chapter holds.”
For more information about LMA, visit: www.lma.ac.uk.
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