Luft, Hateley, Ruffelle and Barrowman Will Celebrate Judy Garland in July 1 Concert

News   Luft, Hateley, Ruffelle and Barrowman Will Celebrate Judy Garland in July 1 Concert BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night concert series will continue July 1 with Lorna Luft and Friends Celebrate the Music of Judy Garland.
John Barrowman
John Barrowman

The concert will be held at London's Mermaid Theatre and will be recorded for subsequent broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on July 31. Currently scheduled to interpret songs associated with the late singer-actress are Garland's daughter, Lorna Luft, as well as Linzi Hateley, Francis Ruffelle and John Barrowman. The singers will be backed by the 70-piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Mike Dixon.

"Through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years," press notes read, "Judy Garland attained international stardom as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on the concert stage. And in the year that sees the 70th anniversary of the release of 'The Wizard Of Oz,' who better to lead the celebrations than her daughter, Broadway star Lorna Luft."

For ticket information call 03700 100 200 or visit www.bbc.co.uk.