Trevor Nelson’s Soul Christmas postponed as he tests positive for Covid-19

Trevor Nelson’s Soul Christmas, which was due to take place at the Royal Albert Hall tomorrow night, has been postponed because he has tested positive for Covid-19.

The show was going to be recorded for broadcast in a special programme on BBC Radio 2 on Christmas Day.

A statement from the Royal Albert Hall said: “We are very sorry to say that Trevor Nelson has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not be able to perform on Tuesday at the Royal Albert Hall. We are working to reschedule the show to a new date for Christmas 2022 and will be in touch with bookers as soon as we can with further details. Your tickets will be valid for the new date.”

Trevor said: ““I am so sad and disappointed that we have had to postpone my Soul Christmas concert at the Royal Albert Hall tomorrow.

“It was going to be a brilliant concert, but unfortunately I had a positive lateral flow test yesterday which was confirmed with a PCR later in the day.

“I’m so sorry to all the wonderful people who booked tickets and can’t wait to celebrate Christmas with you next year.”

Radio 2 has replaced the scheduled concert on Christmas Day with Trevor Nelson’s Soul Symphony, which was recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in 2019. It was the first time Trevor brought together soulful singers to perform iconic tracks re-imagined and re-scored, with a full orchestra.

The special guest vocalists were Ray BLK, Laura Mvula, Emeli Sandé, JP Cooper, Rebecca Ferguson, Eve, Samm Henshaw, Vula Malinga and Tony Momrelle. From Mariah Carey to Marvin Gaye, the iconic tracks they perform – alongside the renowned BBC Concert Orchestra – were re-imagined and re-scored by Troy Miller.

Trevor Nelson’s Soul Symphony is on BBC Radio 2 Christmas Day 10pm – 12am.

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