19 April 2017
Start Time: 7.30pm
Location: Royal Albert Hall
Symfunny No2 returned to the Royal Albert Hall on 19 April 2017, bringing together amazing musicians and comedians for a night of music and laughter, raising money for Parkinson's UK.
Returning to the Symfunny stage and our host for the spectacular evening was stand-up comedian and star of the West End's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jason Manford.
This unique event saw Jason joined by Agnes Brown of multi award-winning international TV phenomenon Mrs. Brown's Boys and the UK's best selling Classical singer of last year, Aled Jones take to the iconic Royal Albert Hall stage alongside legendary member of The Who, Pete Townshend, multimillion selling and award-winning recording artist Katie Melua, the world's most successful musical theatre group Collabro and Parkinson's UK resident funny man Rob Deering.
Bringing the funny alongside Mrs Brown, Jason and Rob was stars of BBC sitcom Josh - Josh Widdicombe and Jack Dee. Jack was joined on stage by BBC Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue team who said, "We are delighted to join the fight against Parkinson's and play silly games in the magnificent setting of the Royal Albert Hall."
In an event like no other all of our acts were accompanied by the specially created Symfunny Orchestra and Choir, featuring some of the best professional musicians and voices in the UK.
Why does your support make a difference?
The money raised from Symfunny will go directly to fund research ensuring we can remain committed to developing new and better treatments for Parkinson's and, ultimately, a cure.
The history of Symfunny
This spectacular event was the brainchild of music producer, composer and conductor James Morgan, who was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson's at the age of 42.
He and his partner, fellow producer, composer and mezzo soprano Juliette Pochin, immediately saw the importance of using their musical connections to highlight the impact of Parkinson's.
- Watch James Morgan's BBC Breakfast interview, 18 February 2014 talking about his Parkinson's diagnosis and why he's organising Symfunny.
- Watch James Morgan and Juliette Pochin on YouTube talking about Symfunny.
- Read James and Juliette's story
In partnership with:
Symfunny No. 2 is kindly supported by:
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London
Contact our Events team on 020 7932 1328 or email [email protected]