Award-winning and Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Annie Lennox led a line-up of international performers, including Alfie Boe, Imelda May and Laura Wright.
Amazon customers were invited to attend the exclusive concert and sing along by e-reading carols from Kindle Paperwhite, illuminating Abbey Road Studios like never before. Amazon Prime Instant Video will release Abbey Road Carols by Kindlelight Concert at 7.00pm on 12 December for on demand enjoyment.
I was lucky to have been an invited member of the audience last night, and witnessed this worlds first event at one of the most prestigious music venues in the world.
Laura Wright opened last night’s show with ‘Hallelujah’, followed by Annie Lennox taking to the stage to lead the choir in ‘See Amid The Winter’s Snow’ taken from her Christmas album A Christmas Cornucopia and ‘God Bless The Child’ from her latest album Nostalgia. Other popular Christmas hits included ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’, ‘Step Into Christmas’ and ‘Let It Go’ from the smash-hit movie Frozen.
The concert was closed by a rousing rendition of ‘Baby Please Come Home’ by Imelda May. See below for the set-list in full.
Also appearing last night were concert host Steve Jones (US X Factor, T4, Let’s Dance for Comic Relief) and MyAnna Buring from Amazon’s Ripper Street, reading passages written by students from East London Arts & Music (ELAM), a new industry academy for 16-19 year olds.
“I had a fantastic time taking part in the Carols by Kindlelight concert at Abbey Road studios,” said Annie Lennox. “It’s always such a special experience to perform there as the building is so resonant with British recording history, so I’m sure that the magic of the evening will be transported beautifully to a global audience.”
Customers selected to attend the event received a Kindle Paperwhite to e-read carols during the concert and then take home after the event. Using the Paperwhite display, the 200 audience members illuminated Abbey Road Studios in a way never seen before. Kindle Paperwhite used by the artists have been donated to East London Arts & Music (ELAM).
Carols by Kindlelight will be made available exclusively for Amazon’s millions of Prime members through Prime Instant Video at 7.00pm on Friday, December 12.
To find out more about the event and featured artists, visit www.amazon.co.uk/carolsbykindlelight.
|Artist||Carol / Reading|
|Annie Lennox||See Amid The Winter’s Snow|
|Annie Lennox||God Bless The Child|
|Alfie Boe||Hark! the Herald Angels Sing|
|MyAnna Buring||Reading – So Here It Is|
|VOCES8||Ding Dong Merrily on High|
|Sol3 Mio||Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas|
|Alfie Boe||Step Into Christmas|
|MyAnna Buring||Reading – What Christmas Means To Me|
|Laura Wright||Let It Go|
|Sol3 Mio||Silent Night|
|Imelda May||Baby Please Come Home|
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