Coolhurst Speaker Evening with Penny Chalmers.
As well as chairing the Coolhurst GMC, Penny Chalmers has had two parallel careers:
consultant in Social Services, and professional opera singer.
In October 1996 Penny learned the leading lady had
gone ill after the second act of a Covent Garden opera,
and the understudy was abroad.
There was one chance to avert disaster.
She had minutes to decide if she would accept
their request to go on as Brünnhilde in Die Walküre,
one of the most demanding roles in the repertoire,
but one she had not prepared.
This world class production featured a cast of opera stars.
It was conducted by one of the all-time greats,
Sir Bernard Haintink, and it was being broadcast live.
Come to the speaker evening on October 12th
to hear what happened next.
Tickets are on sale at the bar at £21,or for 18 years and under,£18
Register your interest with Sarah
or Michael O’Callaghan. firstname.lastname@example.org 07771593404