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Guildhall in Focus with Freddie Benedict

Time: 7:30 – 9:30pm
Room: Restaurant / Piano Bar
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Full dining options available during the performance.
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TYPE OF EVENT : Guildhall School of Music, Jazz, Dinner Jazz

The UK is home to some of the world's finest music academies, several of them are in London and one in particular, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, is virtually on Toulouse Lautrec's doorstep. We've decided to offer GSMD postgraduates a residency they can call their own, to give our audience and us an opportunity to get to know these exceptional up and coming young players. We'll be seeing a lot of them in the future, but why wait?
Come down any Monday night and enjoy a lot of them right now.

This week Guildhall in Focus presents

Freddie Benedict (Vocals) & Chris Bland (Piano)

Freddie’s voice has brought him many opportunities. He’s recorded for Spectre, Maradona and Johnny English 3, acted in The Alltogether with Martin Freeman, played Danny in Grease and Sky in Guys and Dolls. He’s a leading animation voice in Azur and Asmar and Planet 51.

As a choral scholar at Kings College London, Trinity Head Chorister and with Trinity Boys' Choir, he has sung at the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne, as well as churches and cathedrals all over the UK, Italy, Germany, Nigeria and Poland. As a soloist, he sang 1st Boy in The Magic Flute three times, Boy in Elijah at the Royal Festival Hall and Cobweb in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Baugé, as well as Lloyd Webber’s Requiem in Krakow. Gigs with Trinity Big Band, Kings Big Band and his own jazz quintet, London Red, have included the Spice of Life, the Hideaway, Jazz After Dark and Ronnie Scott’s. He regularly sells out Crazy Coqs, Piccadilly. He studied classical singing at the Katarina Gurska Conservatoire in Madrid and his current teacher is Bertie Rice. He is now studying for a master’s degree in jazz singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

In the past, he has added his baritone and beatboxing talents to acapella group, All the King’s Men, who were nominated for 4 CARAs and has now joined NoVI, whose success as European ICCA champions took them to Carnegie Hall in 2017. As a singer with NYJO, he has been delighted to perform for HRH Prince Edward on two occasions.

Please note:
Please support our Guildhall postgraduates and show your appreciation during their performances. The performing students are correct at the time of booking. Due to the importance of their diplomas there may be some last-minute changes to the advertised performance.