This Christmas, we had some very special guests join us at The Exchange Hotel. And it was an unforgettable evening!
The walls of Cardiff’s restored Coal Exchange were filled with the sounds of gospel for the BBC’s special Christmas production.
Tom Jones and Beverley Knight at The Exchange Hotel
Wales’ very own Sir Tom Jones and the iconic Beverley Knight took to the stage for a spectacular celebration of gospel music.
A one-hour TV special, Tom Jones and Beverley Knight’s Gospel Christmas aired on Christmas Day 2017.
Leading up to the event, Tom Jones said:
“It will be an evening of beautiful singing and playing in the heart of Cardiff at the historic venue, and I hope to share this joy with you all at home on Christmas Day.”
And it’s safe to say that this enchanting evening didn’t disappoint! Bringing festive cheer to homes across the country, viewers tuned in for soulful songs, hymns and carols.
The dazzling production saw Tom Jones sing beneath the Coal Exchange’s famous clock within the former trading hall.
The trading hall played an integral role in Cardiff’s industrial history; masses of merchants, businessmen and coal barons would gather to secure trade deals.
Helping to place the Welsh capital on the world map, this was also the location where the world’s first million pound cheque was signed.
Bringing the opulent venue back to life, the exquisite Grand Hall was illuminated by twinkling lights and adorned in Christmas decorations.
Prior to the restoration of the hotel, the atmospheric space played host to an array of concerts and events.
And it was fabulous to see the hall bringing people together one again for a celebration of music and Welsh spirit.
The festive feast of music also included performances from Jessie Ware, Kwabs and uplifting gospel choirs.
Since opening our doors earlier this year, we couldn’t be more proud to have played host to such a fantastic show.
A Fantastic Year at The Exchange Hotel
What a way to end the most spectacular year! Thank you to all of our lovely guests and visitors who we’ve welcomed over 2017.
To enquire further about events at The Exchange Hotel, our team will be happy to help on 029 2010 7050.
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We look forward to seeing you soon at The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff.
From all of us here, we hope you had the most wonderful Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year!