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Top Tenor Braved the Weather to delight audience


Top tenor Benjamin Lake warmed the hearts of the audience at Hethersett Village Hall with his engaging personality and a rich variety of material. 

Benjamin’s one off concert attracted a good sized audience despite the icy conditions. The singer seemed surprised by the numbers that had braved the snow.

The singer is fresh from the West End where he appeared in Phantom of the Opera and at Hethersett he mixed show songs with opera and some lighter material.

Puccini and Leoncavallo stood alongside Piaf, Bernstein, Lloyd-Webber, Sinatra and even Tom Jones as he gave full vent to his vocal range and theatrical approach to music.

Throughout Benjamin delighted the audience with his friendly patter that pulled them into his world of opera and musical theatre. His warm cheeky cockney speaking voice came as a wonderful foil to his more recognisable singing voice that has been heard not only on stage but at rugby World Cup  finals. 

Benjamin got his initial big break by appearing on the popular television show My Kind of Music and it is this populist appeal that has made him a successful solo artist as well as a much sought after show singer.

There is nothing pompous about Benjamin Lake and that was clearly evident as he seemed to enjoy himself as much as the audience at Hethersett.

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Top West End tenor Benjamin Lake is on his way to Hethersett Village Hall for a special one off concert on Sunday, 23rd November. 

Benjamin has been heralded as one of the voices of the new millennium and studied music at Trinity College, London, before appearing in operas by Goldschmidt and Poulenc. 

He appeared on national television in 1999 on Michael Barrymore’s My Kind of Music before becoming the featured artist in a major One World show in Nevada, USA. 

Benjamin went on to open the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham by singing the national anthem and Jerusalem and then releasing his debut album entitled simply The Voice. 

He was subsequently named Best West End newcomer for his part in the controversial Jerry Springer – The Opera where he played the role of the adulterer Dwight before also playing the part of God. 

Benjamin already has Norfolk connections as his fiancés comes from Wymondham and he is considering moving to the area. 

“I put on lots of concerts and a few people asked me to do one in the area. The concert will include popular opera, musical theatre and ballads,” Benjamin said. 

Tickets are £7 each to include refreshments and can be booked on 01953 605 798. The show starts at 3 p.m.