Star Lesley on song

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BANISH the winter blues as South Yorkshire’s best-loved opera star shares her favourite song - and some of the secrets of her celebrated career!

In Conversation With Lesley Garrett, at Sheffield Hallam University’s Pennine Theatre will see the acclaimed Doncaster-born international star talking about her life both on stage and off.

Accompanied by acclaimed young Australian pianist David Barnard, she will also be singing some of her favourite songs and answering questions from the audience.

The evening, which takes from 7.30pm on February 4, is in support of Lost Chord, the South Yorkshire charity that provides interactive musical experiences for people struggling with dementia.

Lesley is a patron of the charity and the evening will give a boost to the Lost Chord High Notes appeal, which aims to raise more than £100,000.

Thorne-born Lesley, who attended Thorne Grammar, has enjoyed an extensive music career. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, she won the Decca Prize of the Kathleen Ferrier Award in 1979, thereby launching her career which saw her become principal soprano at English National Opera.

She has performed across the world and has sung opera and pop classics with Bryan Ferry, The Eurythmics and Mick Hucknall and starred as Mother Abbess in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s revival of The Sound of Music. As a recording artist, Lesley has released eleven solo albums and Soprano in Red received the Gramophone Award for “Best-selling Classical Artist of the Year”. [edit] Discography[edit] Solo albumsPrima Donna

Tickets for the evening cost £15 and are available on 0114 256 5567 or via www.arenaticketshop.co.uk

To find out more about the concert contact fundraising manager Tina Harrison on 01709 811160 or if you want to find out more about Lost Chord contact Helena Muller on Helena@lostchord.fsnet.co.uk or 0779 0649 305.