SIR Cliff Richard and opera legend Lesley Garrett are to sing together for the first time as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of Britain’s top dementia charities.
The pop legend and the Doncaster Diva are both patrons of Lost Chord, the South Yorkshire organisation that provides vital interactive musical experiences for people living with dementia in care homes and day centres across the region and nationally.
And they will take to the stage together for a unique concert as the charity celebrates its 20th birthday this July.
The concert, which forms the highlight of a special celebration dinner, will be held at the historic Great Hall of Lincoln’s Inn in London on July 15, when 250 guests will enjoy a drinks reception, three course dinner, music from the professional musicians of Lost Chord and a charity auction.
But the climax of the black tie event will see Sir Cliff and Lesley on stage performing some of their greatest hits before they sing together in a birthday celebration for Lost Chord’s 20 years of work with dementia.
“This is going to be the most special evening’s in Lost Chord’s history,” said the charity’s Chief Executive, Helena Muller.
“We are so grateful to the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn for giving us permission to host this night of fine dining and great music in this spectacular and historic setting.
“And most of all we cannot express enough our gratitude that Lesley and Sir Cliff have both agreed to join us on this evening and entertain our guests with a once-in-a-lifetime performance that will bring together the worlds of contemporary and classical music in a way you will never have experienced before.
“Add to that the magic of our great professional musicians playing throughout the evening and I can safely say this is going to be a birthday celebration to remember!
“Ticket cost £175 per person and are strictly limited to just 250 places so we do advise early booking as demand is going to be high.”
To find out more out the 20t birthday celebration and to reserve places or find out more about Lost Chord and its work with dementia simply visit www.lost-chord.org.uk