Maidenhead Carnival concert headliners announced

Maidenhead Carnival concert headliners announced

Amanda Hall

Maidenhead Carnival concert headliners announced
Jayne O'Mahony and John Langley

Music from the movies and a traditional classical repertoire featuring singers from the West End will entertain crowds at this year's Maidenhead Carnival.

International singers John Langley and Jayne O'Mahony will be headlining the carnival concert under the direction of Cookham born pianist and producer Toby Cruse.

The annual carnival is one of the biggest events in the town's calendar and will be coinciding with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee taking place on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3.

The Saturday night concert, which will be held in Kidwells Park, has become an integral part of the event attracting huge crowds.

Former Furze Platt Senior School pupil Toby, of Lower Cookham Road has been organising the concert since 2008.

He said: "I am looking forward to bringing the classical theme back to the Carnival concert, only this time combining it with music from movies and musicals.

Toby Cruse

"There really should be something for everyone."

Since his school days, he has gone on to become an authority on musical theatre and work with stars such as Kylie Minogue and Michael Ball.

He will be joined by singers John and Jayne who have already performed together with the Hong Kong Sinfoietta.

John's diverse career has spanned more than 16-years and has seen him perform extensively both in the West End and with national orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Pops Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra on Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night.

Former Redroofs Theatre School pupil Jayne has enjoyed an equally varied career and is the first artist to ever play both the role of young and adult Cosette in Les Miserables.

The concert is due to kick off at 8.30pm before the fireworks finale at 10.30pm.

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