Patron – Lesley Garrett CBE
Lesley Garrett CBE is Britain’s most popular soprano, regularly appearing both in opera and in concert, on television and CD; she has won both critical acclaim and the affection of many fans and music lovers. As a recording artist, she has fourteen solo CDs to her credit and her new album A North Country Lass was released in April 2012.
Lesley’s major television appearances include Lesley Garrett…Tonight, Jobs for the Girls, Viva la Diva and The Lily Savage Show. She was also the subject of a South Bank Show and her music programmes continued on the BBC with The Singer, Sacred Songs and Lesley Garrett – Desert Dreams.
Speaking about the Military WAGS choir Lesley said: “I am delighted to offer my support to the Military WAGS Choir Catterick Garrison, the founder choir in the military wives choir community. The simple fact that this is a group of ladies, singing together in Yorkshire means that they lie close to my heart, but I am also touched by the support they offer each other as well as the way they reach out to the community around them, all through the medium of song.
Picture of Lesley Garrett courtesy of Simon Fowler/Decca