The Classical BRIT Awards 2011 on ITV tonight!

The Classic BRIT Awards 2011 will be hosted by Myleene Klass, presiding over a gala evening with the presentation of eight awards and performances from trumpeter Alison Balsom, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, tenor Alfie Boe with a performance with the cast of Les Misérables, Katherine Jenkins and ‘Artist of the Decade’ recipients Il Divo, making their Classic BRIT Award debut and world-premiering a new song. Additionally, Dame Shirley Bassey will be leading the celebration of the work of John Barry who will be honoured on the night with the Outstanding Contribution to Music. The London Chamber Orchestra conducted by Christopher Warren-Green will accompany all performers. Award presenters will include Angela Rippon, Laurence Llewelyn Bowen, Neil Tennant, Julian Lloyd Webber and John Suchet. The event will be attended by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.


Running order:

PERFORMANCE – Trumpeters of the Central band of the RAF – ‘Fanfare’

PERFORMANCE – Il Divo – ‘Dove L’Amore’

PERFORMANCE – Il Divo – ‘Passera’

AWARD – Newcomer Award presented by Katherine Jenkins

PERFORMANCE – Les Miserables with Alfie Boe – Medley: ‘At The End of the Day’, ‘On My Own’, ‘Bring Him Home’, ‘One Day More’

AWARD – Female Artist of the Year presented by Lawrence Llewelyn Bowen

PERFORMANCE – Katherine Jenkins – ‘ Chanson Boheme’

AWARD – Composer of the Year presented by Neil Tennant

AWARD – Male Artist of the Year presented by Angela Rippon

PERFORMANCE – Anne-Sophie Mutter – The Four Seasons ‘Winter, 1st Movement’

PERFORMANCE – Alison Balsom – ‘Violin Concerto in A Minor’

AWARD – Critics’ Award presented by Julian Lloyd Webber

PERFORMANCE – Eric Whitacre and the Eric Whitacre Singers – ‘Sleep’

AWARD – Artist of the Decade

PERFORMANCE – London Chamber Orchestra – ‘ Walton Crown Imperial’

AWARD – Classic FM Album of the Year presented by John Suchet

PERFORMANCE – London Chamber Orchestra – John Barry Medley

AWARD – Outstanding Contribution to Music presented by Virginia McKenna and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall

PERFORMANCE – Dame Shirley Bassey – ‘Goldfinger’

Sunday, 29 May 2011, 10:15PM – 11:45PM ITV1