|The Classic Brit Awards|
|Awarded for||Excellence in classical music|
|Presented by||British Phonographic Industry|
|Formerly called||Classical BRIT Awards|
The Classic BRIT Awards (previously Classical BRIT Awards) are an annual awards ceremony held in the United Kingdom covering aspects of classical and crossover music, and are the equivalent of popular music's Brit Awards.
Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry. These forms and styles can be enjoyed and performed by people with little or no musical training. It stands in contrast to both art music and traditional or "folk" music. Art music was historically disseminated through the performances of written music, although since the beginning of the recording industry, it is also disseminated through recordings. Traditional music forms such as early blues songs or hymns were passed along orally, or to smaller, local audiences.
The BRIT Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual popular music awards. The name was originally a shortened form of "British", "Britain", or "Britannia", but subsequently became a backronym for British Record Industry Trusts Show. In addition, an equivalent awards ceremony for classical music, called the Classic BRIT Awards, is held in the month of May. Robbie Williams holds the record for the most BRIT Awards, 13 as a solo artist and another five as part of Take That.
The awards are organised by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and were inaugurated in 2000 "in recognition of the achievements of classical musicians and the growth of classical music sales in the UK." The ceremony takes place in the Royal Albert Hall each May.
The BPI Limited, commonly known as the British Phonographic Industry or BPI, is the British recorded music industry's trade association.
The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London, and is one of the UK's most treasured and distinctive buildings. The Hall is a registered charity held in trust for the nation, and receives no public or government funding. It can seat 5,267.
The event combines live performances with specially commissioned awards presented throughout the evening.
Voting for the awards is done by "an academy of industry executives, the media, the British Association of Record Dealers (BARD), members of the Musicians Union, lawyers, promoters, and orchestra leaders," except for "Album of the Year" which is voted for by listeners of Classic FM.
Classic FM is one of the United Kingdom's three Independent National Radio stations. The station broadcasts classical music.
Since 2011, the ceremony has been known as "Classic BRIT Awards". After a five-year hiatus following the 2013 ceremony, the Classic BRIT Awards returned with a ceremony broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall on 13 June 2018.It was subsequently revealed that the Classic BRIT Awards will become a bi-annual event, with the next ceremony to be held in 2020.
Friday 5 May 2000. Hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald.
Charlotte Maria Church is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter and political activist.
Martha Argerich is an Argentine classical concert pianist. She is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of our time.
Sir Bryn Terfel Jones, is a Welsh bass-baritone opera and concert singer. Terfel was initially associated with the roles of Mozart, particularly Figaro and Don Giovanni, but has subsequently shifted his attention to heavier roles, especially those by Wagner.
Thursday 31 May 2001. Hosted by Katie Derham.
Angela Gheorghiu is a Romanian soprano.
Nigel Kennedy is an English violinist and violist. He made his early career in the classical field, and has more recently performed in jazz, klezmer and other music genres.
Russell Watson is an English tenor who has released singles and albums of both operatic-style and pop songs. The self-styled "People's Tenor" had been singing since he was a child, and became known after performing at a working men's club. He came to attention in 1999 when he sang "God Save the Queen" at the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, "Barcelona" at the last match of the Premiership season between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford and a full set of songs at the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final in Barcelona between Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
Wednesday 22 May 2002.
Thursday 22 May 2003. Hosted by Katie Derham.
Wednesday 26 May 2004. Hosted by Katie Derham.
Wednesday 25 May 2005. Hosted by Lesley Garrett.
Thursday 4 May 2006. Hosted by Michael Parkinson.
Thursday 3 May 2007. Hosted by Fern Britton.
Thursday 8 May 2008. Hosted by Myleene Klass.
Thursday 14 May 2009. Hosted by Myleene Klass.
Thursday 13 May 2010. Hosted by Myleene Klass.
Thursday 12 May 2011. Hosted by Myleene Klass.
Tuesday 2 October 2012. Hosted by Myleene Klass.
Wednesday 2 October 2013. Hosted by Myleene Klass.
Wednesday 13 June 2018. Hosted by Myleene Klass and Alexander Armstrong
Sir Simon Denis Rattle is a British conductor.
The 2nd Annual Grammy Awards were held on November 29, 1959, at Los Angeles and New York. Hosted by Meredith Willson, this marked the first televised Grammy Award ceremony, and it was aired in episodes as special Sunday Showcase. It was held in the same year as the first Grammy Awards in 1959, and no award ceremony was held in 1960. These awards recognized musical accomplishments by performers for that particular year. Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington each won three awards.
The 3rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on April 13, 1961, at Los Angeles and New York. They recognized musical accomplishments by the performers for the year 1960. Ray Charles won four awards and Bob Newhart and Henry Mancini each won three awards.
Myleene Angela Klass is a British singer, pianist, and model. She was a member of the pop group Hear'Say, which released two studio albums and four singles, the first two of which reached number one in the UK singles chart. Klass independently released two solo classical crossover albums in 2003 and 2007.
The Gramophone Classical Music Awards, launched in 1977, are one of the most significant honours bestowed on recordings in the classical record industry. They are often viewed as equivalent to or surpassing the American Grammy award, and referred to as the Oscars for classical music. They are widely regarded as the most influential and prestigious classical music awards in the world.
This is a summary of 2002 in music in the United Kingdom.
This is a summary of 2005 in music in the United Kingdom.
Howard Lindsay Goodall CBE is an English composer of musicals, choral music and music for television. He also presents music-based programmes for television and radio, for which he has won many awards. In May 2008 he was named as a presenter and Composer-in-Residence with the UK radio channel Classic FM, and in May 2009 he was named "Composer of the Year" at the Classic BRIT Awards.
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is an Australian orchestra based in Melbourne. The oldest professional orchestra in Australia, the MSO is resident at Hamer Hall. The MSO has its own choir, the MSO Chorus, following integration with the Melbourne Chorale in 2008.
Sentimento is the ninth studio album released by Andrea Bocelli. It was recorded between 30 September and 7 October 2000, and released on 5 November 2002.
This is a summary of 2009 in music in the United Kingdom.
This is a summary of 2008 in music in the United Kingdom.
This is a summary of the year 2013 in British music.
This is a summary of 2011 in music in the United Kingdom.
This is a summary of 2010 in music in the United Kingdom.
This is a summary of 2012 in music in the United Kingdom. In 2012, dance music continued to dominate the charts.
The Global Awards are held by Global and reward music played on British radio stations including Capital, Capital XTRA, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, LBC and Gold, with the awards categories reflecting the songs, artists, programmes and news aired on each station.