Glyndebourne plays host to BBC Children in Need
Pudsey will welcome to the Glyndebourne stage two hundred young people who will form part of the UK’s live national choral performance on BBC 1’s Children in Need appeal programme at 8.30pm. All regions across the UK will host a BBC children’s choir as they celebrate the hard work that millions of fundraisers annually put in to raising vital awareness and funds for Children in Need.
The Children in Need celebratory event on November 16 will see the BBC and Glyndebourne collaborate to host an extraordinary evening of fun and live music on stage. The children’s choir comprises two hundred talented young singers (aged from 11 – 13 years old) from across the South East who come together to perform for the first time on the Glyndebourne stage; the children have been selected from school and music groups across Sussex and Kent and have been rehearsing for this performance since September 2012.
Glyndebourne’s Children in Need show will be presented by BBC Radio Kent’s Julia George and compered by Danny Pike from BBC Sussex. The BBC’s dynamic presenting team will be joined by a host of fundraisers from across the county and be supported on stage by special guests and talented local performers.
The Children in Need celebration at Glyndebourne is FREE to attend and if you've been raising money for BBC Children in Need or would like to join Pudsey and the gang for some fun on Friday 16 November, book your free tickets from 10am on Wednesday 7 November (now allocated) (Please note children must be 8+to attend).
David Pickard, Glyndebourne’s General Director said: “We are delighted that Glyndebourne has been chosen to host Children in Need South East this year. The Glyndebourne company will be on Tour at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, on the night of Children in Need which makes it possible for us to open Glyndebourne to two hundred talented young singers in an event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of Children in Need.”
BBC One will celebrate Children in Need on November 16 with its biggest Appeal Show yet; it includes Sir Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton and Nick Grimshaw who will host musical entertainment, sketches, special features and guest appearances. Across the country, presenter and chorister Aled Jones leads The Choir uniting thousands of children across the UK and leading a 2,500 strong chorus of young singers in an unforgettable performance of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’. On stage at Glyndebourne 200 young people from across the South East will join Aled Jones live as they take part in the nation’s choral performance at 8.30pm on BBC One.
Sir Terry Wogan, BBC Children in Need Life President, said: "We hope this year will be another record-breaking total for the people’s charity. Every year of BBC Children in Need is a shining tribute to the extraordinary generosity of the British people."
All tickets for the event are now allocated.