Perhaps the most eagerly awaited performance at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert on Monday 4 June will be a song dedicated to The Queen, written by Lord Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow.
Internationally-acclaimed composer The Right Honourable Andrew Lloyd Webber and X Factor judge and Take That star Gary Barlow, have joined forces to write a new song to mark Her Majesty’s glorious 60-year reign.
Not only will the song be performed in front of The Queen and other members of the Royal Family at a glittering Diamond Jubilee Concert, outside Buckingham Palace, but this unusual collaboration will also be featured in an exciting BBC1 documentary.
It is understood that Gary Barlow is to travel around the world in search of inspiration and to find out just what Queen Elizabeth II means to her loyal subjects across the UK and the Commonwealth.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, which is being overseen by Buckingham Palace, the BBC and Gary Barlow, is set to be the ‘centrepiece’ of the Diamond Jubilee central weekend of events.
A whole array of International artists will perform a range of music and dance, including stars such as Shirley Bassey, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Annie Lennox and Sir Paul McCartney … and many more.
More than one million people are said to have registered for the 20,000 tickets available to attend the concert. The ballot for tickets is now closed and the lucky winners will be notified by the end of March 2012.
The concert will be broadcast live on BBC One, BBC One HD and BBC Radio 2 on Monday 4 June 2012, with highlights shown on ABC in the USA the following day.
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