BGT Star Richard Johnson Makes Surprise Prescot Appearance

By on Monday, June 24, 2013

Richard_Johnson_Brothers_BGTA Britain’s Got Talent finalist received a standing ovation from stunned audiences after he unexpectedly took to the stage in Prescot last Friday.

Richard Johnson, one half of the Johnson Brothers, brought the house down with the song Till I Hear You Sing, from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End musical Love Never Dies.

Eager BGT fans spotted the 22-year-old tenor in the audience, but his performance in the second half of the concert came as a surprise.

Richard, 22, and baritone brother Adam, 19, both got their start with Wirral-based musical theatre company BOST, who opened the Prescot Festival on Friday with an evening of songs from the shows.

With their stirring rendition of The Impossible Dream, the singing duo had come third in the final of ITV’s talent contest earlier this month.

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The Prescot Festival continued over the weekend with a record 100 singers taking part in a performance of Fauré’s Requiem (pictured), in a concert that also featured Liverpool Harmonic Gospel Choir.

It will continue this week, with brass, choral and acoustic music, as well as schools competitions and a barn dance.

On Friday night, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra soloist Gethyn Jones will play Elgar’s Cello Concerto, in a concert that also includes music by Benjamin Britten and Antonin Dvorak.

The 10-day festival of arts and music comes to an end on Sunday with a Proms-style finale, featuring Haydock Male Voice Choir singing such patriotic classics as Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.

Programme information is online at www.prescotfestival.co.uk.

Photos: Terry McCormick (top)
James Woodruff (bottom)

One Comment

  1. Pauline Finn

    Monday, June 24, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Those brothers were great

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