Alfie Boe is the latest act to announce participation in this year’s Forestry Commission Live Music with a brace of concerts this summer.
The classically trained tenor has become well established as one of the country’s most popular artists with acclaimed, sell-out, live concerts and 2 Top Ten, ‘platinum’ selling albums in the last twelve months. Theatre-goers have witnessed sensational performances in shows such as ‘Les Misérables’ in the West End and ‘La Bohème’ on Broadway; and with albums like ‘Alfie’ and ‘Bring Him Home’, Alfie Boe’s interpretation of the most revered and timeless songs has ensured an ever-growing fan base. Alfie’s forest debut will see him performing from his current albums as well as from classical and proms repertoire.
Forestry Commission Live Music concerts are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere, and income generated from ticket sales is spent on improving the local forest for both people and wildlife.
Commenting on the shows, Alfie Boe said, “I am delighted to be asked to appear at Westonbirt Arboretum and Thetford Forest as part of Forestry Commission Live Music. It is going to be a real privilege to perform at such prestigious outdoor venues with beautiful trees as backdrops”.
Alfie Boe plus Orchestra and ‘special guest support’ will be performing:
Friday 13 July, Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.
Saturday 21 July, Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire.
Tickets £35.50 (subject to booking fee) go on sale at 9.00am Friday 20th January from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music
Forestry Commission Live Music takes place each summer in seven forest locations around the country. Woodland clearings are temporarily transformed into a concert arena creating a safe and relaxed atmosphere for gig-goers.
18% of the country’s woods and forests are managed by the Forestry Commission. In England, more than 50% of the population live within 10km of a Forestry Commission managed wood or forest.
source: Westonbirt Arboretum