On October 6th 2018, I had the absolute delight of performing in The London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s production of Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot. The London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO) has been one of my favourite things for well over a year now. I sang at one of their play-through days early in 2017 and have been hooked as a regular attendee ever since. I was beyond thrilled to be invited to be part of the 16 voice professional ensemble for Camelot at the London Palladium. Especially because Julie Andrews created the role of Guinevere in original Broadway production! What a way to make my West End concert debut!
If you don’t already know, The LMTO is the brain child of conductor and fantastic human Freddie Tapner. What started as a Facebook post, asking if any instrumentalists and singers fancied getting together to play through a well known musical theatre score, just for fun; has blossomed into thriving monthly ‘Play-throughs’, becoming the orchestra in residence at Bishopsgate Institute and producing critically acclaimed professional concerts. If you love musical theatre, hop on over to the LMTO website and sign up to their newsletter so you can find out how to get involved: http://www.lmto.org/get-involved/
Everything about Camelot was glorious. I can’t even find the words. Glorious music. Gorgeous, ridiculously talented and wonderful people. A standing ovation at THE PALLADIUM! I will forever be grateful for this experience.