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Britain’s Got Talent’s Malakai Bayoh to perform at Hylands Estate


Malakai Bayoh, Britain’s Got Talent 2023 sensation, will perform at the Proms Spectacular at Hylands Estate this August. The concert celebrates the best of classical music and will see Malakai perform alongside the London Orion Symphony Orchestra, with several other top acts also set to appear. 

Fourteen-year-old stunned BGT viewers with his ‘Golden Voice’ 

Fourteen-year-old Malakai Bayoh stunned viewers and won the approval of judges on Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year with his rendition of Pie Jesu by Andrew Lloyd Webber. His outstanding vocals achieved the coveted ‘Golden Buzzer’ from Simon Cowell. The judge described his voice as ‘one of the best voices I think I’ve ever heard’. 

The teenager has been singing since he was seven years old and is a member of the Choir of St George’s Cathedral, Southwark and the Schola Cantorum of The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School. 

Called ‘the nation’s favourite treble’ by Classic FM, Malakai recently sang in front an audience of 5,000 at the Royal Albert Hall, performing arias by Mozart and Handel to great acclaim. With his very first album, Golden, released today, it has now been announced that Malakai will bring his breath-taking voice to the Proms Spectacular at Hylands Estate on Saturday 5 August. There, he’ll perform alongside the 50-piece London Orion Symphony Orchestra. 

The London Orion Symphony Orchestra 

The Orion Orchestra provides young musicians with opportunities and mentorship to bridge the gap between music college and their professional careers. Boasting some of the finest young musicians in the country, they inspire future generations of music prodigies through accessible concerts. 

Conducted by the established Andy Berryman, the Orion Orchestra will perform a selection of classical favourites, including Nessun Dorma, Land of Hope & Glory and Jerusalem.

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More classic entertainment at the Proms Spectacular 

The show also sees guest appearances from Sam Griffiths, one of the finest Swing singers in the UK, and Nicky Spence, the talented Scottish opera tenor. 

To top it all off, the concert will be supported by a majestic spitfire flyover and firework display, synchronized to the orchestral score. 

John Matthews, Director of BEL Events organising the concert said: 

“A summer’s evening is a wonderful time to get together with some of your favourite people and create wonderful memories that you’ll reminisce about for years to come. With plenty of talented musicians and singers performing in award-winning parkland, the Proms Spectacular at Hylands Estate will be a highlight for many this summer.”

John Matthews, Director, BEL Events

Lorraine Thorne, Hylands House Manager, added: 

“The Proms Spectacular by BEL Events is another fantastic opportunity for local people to enjoy live music in our stunning location. With the announcement that young singing sensation Malakai Bayoh will be performing at the event, it really will be an evening to remember. We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors of all ages, to appreciate everything classical music has to offer”

Lorraine Thorne, Hylands House Manager

Book tickets now via the Hylands Estate website 

The Proms Spectacular is suitable for all ages, offering four and a half hours of musical entertainment. You can even bring a picnic along! Gates open from 3.30pm with the performances starting at 5.55pm. Prices start from £22.50 for children and £45 for adults. Book tickets via the Hylands Estate website. 

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Cherelle Nightingill
Cherelle Nightingill

Cherelle writes about Chelmsford Theatre, Hylands Estate, Chelmsford Museum, the Mayor of Chelmsford and culture and events in the city.