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13 October 2014, 19:49
A song written by Classic FM's composer-in-residence Howard Goodall and featuring stars such as Katherine Jenkins, Laura Wright and Alfie Boe, has stormed to the top of the classical singles chart.
‘Steadfast’ was released to make money for a new nationwide UK charity, Global’s Make Some Noise, which brings all of Global’s radio brands together to raise money to help change young lives.
The song debuted at number one on the chart compiled by the Official Charts Company just two days after being released and has sold more copies than the entries at positions two and three combined.
The piece is a new composition by Classic FM’s Goodall, featuring stars including Katherine Jenkins, Alfie Boe, Laura Wright and Classic FM presenters Myleene Klass, Aled Jones, John Suchet and Alexander Armstrong. It was recorded at London's Air Studios last week in just 12 hours.
Sam Jackson, managing editor of Classic FM, said: “Recording ‘Steadfast’ in just 12 hours was an exhilarating experience. I am delighted that we have raced to the top of the Official Classical Singles Chart, raising money for Global’s Make Some Noise in the process.”
Katherine Jenkins said: “I have always been passionate about music. I am honoured to be able to use my passion to help others and raise money for such a great cause.”
Martin Talbot, chief executive of the Official Charts Company said: “Congratulations to Global’s Make Some Noise and Classic FM on this great achievement, capturing the public’s imagination so quickly in a sector which is usually so dominated by enduring standards.”