In the build-up to his international tour, it has just been announced that Britain’s Got Talent winner and chart-topping opera singer, Paul Potts will be heading to East Sussex in May for a one-off performance at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne, in aid of Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.
Paul Potts became a household name when he won the first series of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent in 2007 and has enjoyed a phenomenally successful career in classical music. The month following his Britain’s Got Talent win, Potts released his debut album, One Chance, that won his place at number one in the UK album chart and sold over 2 million copies.
Twelve years on, the 48-year-old returned as a contestant on the follow-up show of Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions and received a standing ovation after impressing the audience with a mesmerising performance of his version of The Godfather Theme by Nino Rota.
The charity concert takes place on Thursday 21 May 2020, and in addition to Paul Potts headlining, guests will be treated to performances by classical crossover soprano, Joanna Forest, twin sopranos Classical Reflection, and Eastbourne based choir, Concentus.
As well as being a fun evening packed full of musical talent, the concert has a serious purpose: to raise vital funds and awareness for Chestnut Tree House, the children’s hospice for Sussex and South East Hampshire.
“I am really looking forward to organising this special charity concert with all profits going to the wonderful Chestnut Tree House charity”, Andrew Parsons, Event Organiser, says “We have a great line up headlined by BGT winner Paul Potts with support from Joanna Forest, Classical Reflection and popular Eastbourne choir Concentus. It’s going to be a fabulous evening of great music”
Martin Styring, Community Fundraiser at Chestnut Tree house, says “We are so grateful to Andrew for organising another concert in aid of Chestnut Tree House. Without support from local events like this, and people who go above and beyond to fundraise for us, we wouldn’t be able to continue offering vital care to local children and their families.”
Tickets are priced from £27 with £2 concessions (plus booking fee) and are available from www.royalhippodrome.com or by phoning 01323 802020. All profits from the concert will go directly to Chestnut Tree House to help provide vital care for local children and young people with life-shortening conditions.