Debbie Wise­man con­ducts the Royal Phil­har­monic for char­ity

The Jewish Chronicle - - People -

AWARD-WINNING com­poser Debbie Wise­man has taken time out from com­pos­ing for tele­vi­sion and the me­dia to con­duct for a more char­i­ta­ble cause.

Next month, Mrs Wise­man, who has scored over 200 film and TV pro­duc­tions, in­clud­ing the cur­rent BBC1 se­ries Land Girls, will con­duct the Royal Phil­har­monic Or­ches­tra in a gala con­cert for the Breast Can­cer Cam­paign at Lon­don’s Cado­gan Hall.

The con­cert, which fea­tures guest ap­pear­ances from Mau­reen Lip­man, Ge­orge Lay­ton and Cherie Lunghi, is be­ing pre­sented by Clas­sic FM’s Si­mon Bates and marks the end of Oc­to­ber’s Breast Aware­ness month.

Mrs Wise­man, 46, tells Peo­ple: “We have cho­sen a good cross sec­tion of beau­ti­ful, lyri­cal mu­sic as well as some re­ally joy­ful stuff. We want peo­ple to leave feel­ing up­lifted and hav­ing con­trib­uted to char­ity.”

She has also com­posed a new song for the evening with Os­car­win­ning lyri­cist Don Black. “I know peo­ple who have suf­fered from breast can­cer so it is in­cred­i­bly close to home. It seems that al­most every­one knows some­one with the dis­ease.”

Mrs Wise­man, who re­ceived an MBE for ser­vices to the film in­dus­try in 2004, is one of the coun­try’s most pro­lific com­posers. Her score for Wilde was voted into the Clas­sic FM Poll of the “150 Great­est Movie Sound­tracks Ever”. She is cur­rently writ­ing the mu­sic for Joanna Lum­ley’s tele­vi­sion doc­u­men­tary on the Nile.

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