When it was announced that live music events could not take place we were disappointed like everyone else to have to put our programme of fundraising concerts on hold.
However we were delighted when opera trio Sorelle who were due to perform at St Laurence church in June, stepped up to the challenge and put together a virtual concert “Sorelle from the Sitting Room”
Women in opera are so often brushed off as lovesick, weak, or sidekicks. These 3 sopranos wanted to change that. Sorelle, or ‘sisters’, is an innovative all-female operatic group here to revitalise the image of the women of opera – the queens, heroines and lovers – and restore them to their rightful place in the public imagination.
The set included opera favourites Habanera and O Mio Babbino Caro alongside musical theatre classics such as Hushabye Mountain and Sorelle’s very own tribute to Vera Lynn. All in Sorelle’s uniquely accessible style.
Almost 200 people tuned in across the two weeks to enjoy “Sorelle from the Sitting Room” from London to Edinburgh and even the USA! Together their supporters have raised an amazing £560 towards the work of The Door!
Anne Townsend Community Fundraiser for The Door Says:
“We are so grateful to Sorelle for their support of and we can’t wait to work with them ‘in person’ sometime soon.”
Sorelle said: “We had an absolutely blast collaborating with The Door Youth Project and we were delighted to hear that our project has raised £595.67 for this incredibly worthwhile charity so far. The fact that people have been watching from all over the world is totally mind-blowing We’ve been bowled over by your lovely feedback; virtual concerts are a strange new world for us all, so thank you for embracing it (and us!) with such joy and positivity.”
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