Dame Felicity Lott has been announced as the new patron of City of London Sinfonia (CLS).
The legendary soprano, 67, will play a big role in orchestra’s education and wellbeing programme, ‘Meet the Music’, working alongside CLS musicians to facilitate creative music making in workshops for young children.
Dame Felicity will initially join the orchestra at schools in the London boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Harrow for workshops and performances. She will also participate in CLS’s ‘Crash, Bang Wallop!’ family Christmas concert, aimed at children aged 3-8, on Saturday 13 December. The evening will feature music by Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky, along with Christmas carols and a performance from Lott herself.
Dame Felicity Lott says, ‘I am really proud to become Patron of CLS. It has a rich history and the orchestra’s work in education and wellbeing is truly remarkable. I want to get up close with communities and give them access to the wonderful music I have had the privilege to perform for the last 50 years.’
‘Meet the Music’ was established in 1988 and has a longstanding partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital. It’s something that most of the musicians in the orchestra are involved with and it keeps them busy outside the concert hall for more than 100 days per year.