Lesley sings for charity

Lesley Garrett, pictured at the Grand Theatre, Leeds...16th January 2013....Picture By Simon Hulme
Lesley Garrett, pictured at the Grand Theatre, Leeds...16th January 2013....Picture By Simon Hulme
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International opera star Lesley Garrett will head a glittering lineup at the annual Lost Chord Gala Dinner next month.

The Doncaster diva, and acclaimed soprano, is a patron of South Yorkshire charity Lost Chord, which provides vital interactive musical sessions for people living with dementia in care homes and day centres across the country.

Lesley will back performing on home territory on September 3 when she entertains guests at the charity’s annual charity dinner, held at the historic stately home Wentworth Woodhouse.

She will be joined at the event by two of Lost Chord’s regular professional musicians, international flautist Clare Langhan and soprano Natalie Montakhab, who makes her debut with English National Opera next year with a starring role as Yum Yum in the company’s acclaimed production of The Mikado - the part originally played by Lesley.

The Ampleforth Piped Band will alsoo be performing, along with magician Bruno Maciocia.

Lost Chord chief executive Helena Muller said: “This is the third year that we have been privileged to be able to present Lesley and our wonderful musicians in this incredible setting. Lesley is one of the world’s best loved sopranos. Demand for tickets is always incredibly high and many people were disappointed over the last two years not to be able to attend so we have decided to give them one last chance to be there.

“This year is no exception and tickets are already selling extremely fast so it is important that anybody who wants to attend should make their reservation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”

Ticketsd cost £110 each. Visit www.lost-chord.org.uk to book.