Cause UK is working with Paul Emberley at the Wesley Centre in Malton to programme some exciting events for one of Yorkshire’s prettiest rural towns.
Lesley Garrett presents a unique evening of song, reminiscence and chat, covering her thirty years in the classical music world at the Wesley Centre in Malton on 5th July 2019. Buy tickets here.
Britain’s favourite soprano will intersperse songs with stories of her life and take questions from the audience. Lesley’s career has spanned performances on the opera stage throughout the world, West End musicals, concert tours, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, her own BBC television series for many years, and performances with Paul O’Grady, Renee Fleming, Marti Pellow, Elaine Paige, Ian Bostridge, Bryn Terfel and Michael Ball to name a few.
Lesley will be accompanied by Anna Tilbrook, one of Britain’s most exciting pianists. With a considerable reputation in song recitals and chamber music, Anna made her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1999 and has since become a regular performer at Europe’s major concert halls and festivals, as well as coaching regularly for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.
Anna has collaborated with many leading singers and instrumentalists including James Gilchrist, Willard White, Adrian Brendel and Jack Liebeck. For Welsh National Opera she has accompanied Angela Gheorghiu, Jose Carreras and Bryn Terfel in televised concerts.
Paul Emberley, Director of the Wesley Centre said, “We are thrilled to welcome Lesley and Anna to the Wesley Centre, fresh on the heels of Julian Lloyd Webber who performs at the Centre in June. We are creating a unique performance and community space that deserves to attract world-class performers to Malton.”
The Wesley Centre in undergoing a transformation. Located in the heart of the rapidly growing market town of Malton, it has launched a £1m appeal to regenerate its large Grade II* listed building to secure its future with plans to equip it – not only as a place of worship in the 21st century – but as a community hub and high-end concert hall and performance space.
The Appeal is being backed by Malton-resident and broadcaster, Selina Scott.