'What an honour': Alfie Boe shares excitement for Diamond Jubilee concert09 MARCH 2012
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert looks set to be the gig of the year, if not the decade.
The list of A-list performers - being put together by Take That star Gary Barlow - is growing by the day.
Lancashire-born tenor, Alfie Boe, is among the artists to have been selected by the X Factor judge to form part of the line-up for the special music event taking place on June 4.
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Speaking to HELLO! Online, Alfie told of his reaction to being invited to play at the Palace:
"What an honour, to play for Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace and to be part of the celebrations of her 60 year reign."
The 41-year-old opera singer will join the likes of Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Shirley Bassey and Kylie Minogue for the concert to celebrate the Queen's 60 years on the throne.
On the subject of his fellow performers, Alfie added:
"Sharing the stage with such great artists... It will be such a unique moment."
Propelled to stardom after his part in the 25th Anniversary concert of the hit West-End musical Les Misérables in 2010, Alfie has now become an internationally-recognised operatic star.
The father-of-two is also a huge fan of the Queen:
"She is such a strong woman, with the amount she has had to do over the last 60 years she has kept her dignity".
Currently preparing for his Bring Him Home tour, Alfie has his new DVD out on general release on March 12, recorded at Royal Festival Hall featuring performances with Mel C, Matt Lucas and McFly singer Tom Fletcher.