A Year of Music & Performance
Celebrating Musical Performances of 2023
St. Pancras International, a hub not just for trains but also for extraordinary musical encounters, witnessed an array of stunning performances in 2023. This retrospective takes you through some of the most heart warming and electrifying moments that graced the station.
The year started with a magnificent surprise as renowned pianist LangLang, performed live in St. Pancras Arcade following the release of Channel 4's The Piano, which was part filmed at the station. Spectators were delighted when LangLang was accompanied by his wife Gina Alice Redlinger, to deliver a powerful rendition of Brahms' Hungarian Dance. Their performance left commuters in awe, exemplifying the magic that music can weave in the most unexpected places.
Tony Christie, who announced his dementia diagnosis earlier in the year, gave an emotionally charged performance on Thank You Day 2023. His rendition of “Thank You for Being a Friend,” in collaboration with Music for Dementia, was a testament to the healing power of music. Joined by a small orchestra from Manchester Camerata, this performance wasn't just a song, but a message of hope and gratitude. St. Pancras was proud to host him along with Music For Dementia UK and Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure.
Nadiya & Kai
Dune London presented their latest occasion wear collection in a unique 'Let's Dance' campaign, showcased brilliantly by Strictly Come Dancing stars Nadiya & Kai. Their dance at St. Pancras was not just a display of fashion but a celebration of the joy and elegance that come with dressing up for special moments.
Sir Rod Stewart & Jools Holland
In an unexpected treat, Sir Rod Stewart and Jools Holland gave a surprise performance featuring songs from their upcoming album ‘Swing Fever’. Set against the backdrop of the St. Pancras Christmas Tree, this performance with an 18-piece band was a delightful blend of music and festive spirit.
GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Alicia Keys graced the station with a solo piano performance, including hits like ‘Empire State of Mind’ and ‘No One’, along with her recent release ‘Lifeline’. Her captivating presence underscored the power of music to transform a public space into a haven of artistry.
Carolling for Causes
Throughout December, various groups brought festive cheer to St. Pancras with their carolling, supporting numerous charitable causes. This initiative, supported by St. Pancras, showcased the spirit of community and giving during the holiday season.Find Out More