One Day More, a symphonic concert celebrating the work of Boublil and Schönberg, premièred at the NEC Symphony Hall in Birmingham on 16 September 2004 and played to packed houses for two nights. The Midland Symphony Choir opened the evening with “At The End of the Day” from Les Misérables and this was followed by “It’s a Frog’s Life”, a humorous introduction to the works of Alain and Claude-Michel and to the vocalists: Joanna Ampil, Hadley Fraser, Claire Moore, Jerome Pradon, Stephen Tate and Marie Zamora. The concert featured their five existing works: La Révolution Française, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre and the ballet Wuthering Heights with a preview of their new show The Pirate Queen. There was a section on “Songs That Might Have Been”, which included songs that have been rewritten or removed from the shows, and a section on “How The Songs Might Have Been”, which included the highly entertaining “Javert Rap” and “On My Own Swing”. The concert was directed by Fiona Laird and the BBC Concert Orchestra was conducted by Adrian Jackson. Stephen Tate hosted the evening and between each section of the concert he read out witty postcards supposedly sent by Alain and Claude-Michel, which either introduced the next section or commented on the previous number. This gave the evening a truly informal, light-hearted and even personal atmosphere. The encore, demanded by the audience, was “Do You Hear The People Sing”, which met with a roaring standing ovation as Alain and Claude-Michel appeared briefly on stage and took their bows.