‘It’s been a long held ambition of mine to climb Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain.” said Alan. “Having seen how much money the Chorus needs to raise for this special concert, I decided that the only way was up, and that I would undertake the challenge to help them reach their fundraising target.”
Alan will be supported in his climb of the 3,209 ft mountain by members of the Chorus. Chair of the Chorus Lydia Fielder Lord will be among the supporters. Lydia commented:
“Alan already devotes a lot of time and energy to the Oratorio Chorus so for him to take on this physical challenge to help us raise funds is greatly appreciated.
We won’t all be going up the mountain with Alan, some of us will remain at ‘base camp’ and lend moral support. However, we will be checking that he makes it all the way to the top!
The concert in November promises to be very memorable and moving. It is not often that the Verdi Requiem is performed in Sheffield as it requires a large number of singers, orchestral musicians and top class soloists. The Chorus needs to raise £4,500 for this to happen.”
Sponsorship for the climb so far has topped the £1,000 mark and donations can be made via the Chorus’ Charity Choice web page:
The performance of Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ will take place on Saturday 8th November in Sheffield Cathedral with the Northern Chamber Orchestra and soloists Debra Morley, Margaret McDonald, James Edwards and James Oldfield. More information about the concert can be found on the Sheffield Oratorio Chorus website: