West End star and Encore Radio presenter Kerry Ellis joined Nottingham Trent University’s choir for an evening showcasing 70 years of Broadway musicals.
Songs from a range of popular musicals, included West Side Story, Les Misérables and Mamma Mia featured in A Night on Broadway.
Kerry was joined on stage by the NTU Dance Troupe and the 160 students, staff and community members who make up the University’s Choir.
BSc (Hons) Psychology student Georgie Boon was been given the unique opportunity to perform a duet with Kerry after being hand-picked by the star from an audition group.
Before the concert she said:
“When I heard the news I’d been selected I really couldn’t believe it. I had to ring my mum straightaway and when I did she cried as she was so happy!
“I’m a massive fan of the musical Wicked, and I’ve sang this song a few times in singing lessons. I can’t really believe that I’m going to be singing the duet with Kerry Ellis who was the original Elphaba on the West End.”
The music was performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra – who have played live to the screenings of films including Harry Potter, Titanic and ET.
Matthew Hopkins, Director of Music at Nottingham Trent University, said:
“Our students have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to perform alongside the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Kerry Ellis.”