Sheffield date for Doncaster opera legend Lesley Garrett

Opera star Lesley Garrett will be celebrating St George’s Day in Sheffield as she sings for dementia charity Lost Chord.

Friday, 28th February 2020, 12:28 pm
Updated Friday, 28th February 2020, 12:28 pm

The 64-year-old, who was born in Thorne, near Doncaster, is a patron and keen supporter of Lost Chord, which provides vital interactive musical sessions for people living with dementia in care homes and day centres across the region and nationally.

She will be performing alongside Lost Chord musicians Anna Tilbrooka and Clare Langan at The University of Sheffield’s Firth Hall on April 23.

The special concert will also see The University of Sheffield’s Broadway Orchestra presenting a musical theatre programme in the evening’s second half.

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Helena Muller, Lost Chord chief executive, said: “Lesley is one of our most enthusiastic patrons and has taken part in many wonderful events.

“We are delighted that on this occasion she is returning to her South Yorkshire roots and the wonderful setting of the university’s historic Firth Hall.

“Lesley will be supported by an extraordinary lineup of great talent featuring two of Lost Chord’s finest professional musicians along with Scott Hayward and Joshua Goodman from the university plus young student musicians who could be the classical stars of the future.

“We expect demand to be high so we do advice booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment.”

The evening will begin at 7pm and tickets cost £25, including a drinks reception. For tickets and further information, call 01709 811160 or see lost-chord.org.uk