Classical world unites to record charity single
7 October 2014, 12:34 | Updated: 10 October 2014, 13:46
Katherine Jenkins OBE, Alexander Armstrong, Alfie Boe, Aled Jones, Sol3 Mio, Miloš, Myleene Klass, Lucy Kay, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and John Suchet are among the stars taking part in a new charity single for Global's Make Some Noise.
Classic FM has brought together the leading lights from the classical music world to record a new charity single. 'Steadfast' will be recorded on 9 October at Air Studios in London, and released on 10 October to raise money for Global's Make Some Noise, a new national charity uniting all of Global Radio's stations to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people.
Solos from Katherine Jenkins OBE, Alexander Armstrong, Alfie Boe, Aled Jones, Wynne Evans and other big names will complement the sounds of Sol3 Mio, Jonathan Antoine, Charlie Siem, Laura Wright, Lucy Kay.
Miloš and John Brunning will play guitar, while Myleene Klass and Tim Lihoreau are on piano. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is the percussionist and John Suchet will play trombone.
'Steadfast' is written by Howard Goodall, presenter of Saturday Night at the Movies, and Classic FM’s composer in residence. Julian Reynolds will conduct a mini orchestra and choir of students and alumni from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, collaborating with producer Anna Barry, who has worked with many big acts over the years and famously produced the official royal wedding album.
Katherine Jenkins OBE 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 Global’s Make Some Noise."
Sam Jackson, managing editor of Classic FM, said: "It’s great that we are able to bring together our friends from the classical music world to help improve the lives of disadvantaged children by making some memorable noise for Global’s Make Some Noise."
All Classic FM and Decca proceeds from the sale of the download will go to Global’s Make Some Noise charity appeal. The money will support projects that help children and young people affected by illness, disability, bereavement or lack of opportunity, across the country.
Join the fundraising appeal on Thursday 9 October 2014 and find out more by tuning in to Classic FM, following Global's Make Some Noise on Twitter @makenoise or at www.makesomenoise.com.