Classic FM Presenter Takes On 24 Concerts in 24 Hours to Raise Money dor Global’s Make Some Noise
Starts Thursday 30th September at 12pm
Classic FM presenter Alexander Armstrong is preparing for the most demanding day of his career when he performs 24 concerts in 24 hours. The number one selling-classical singer is taking on the tough challenge to raise money for Global’s Make Some Noise, which improves the lives of disadvantaged people by supporting small and local charities across the UK.
Powered by sheer determination and his bass-baritone voice, Alexander will push himself to the limits – both physically and vocally – when he performs at a variety of locations across London and the South during his 24-hour marathon, which starts on Thursday 30th September at 12pm. His back-to-back concerts will include St Paul’s Cathedral and a construction site; a football stadium and the apron of an international airport; on a River Thames boat serenading the capital’s commuters and a concert with the dementia charity Forget-Me-Not Chorus – one of the 100 charities supported by Global’s Make Some Noise this year. Along the way, he will team up with some special surprise guests to help him complete his epic musical challenge.
Alexander Armstrong is the host of Classic FM’s flagship weekday morning show (9am to 12pm) and Saturday afternoons (1pm to 4pm). Alongside his successful radio and television career, Alexander is a classically trained bass-baritone and has released three solo studio albums, including his debut album, A Year of Songs, which reached number one in the UK classical music chart.
Global’s Make Some Noise works with small charities in local communities across the UK tackling some of the biggest issues affecting our society. The money raised from Alexander Armstrong’s Music Marathon will support crucial services at 100 small charities, including food banks, mental health and domestic violence helplines, carer support, community projects and employment programmes.
“I think it’s only just dawning on me what I’ve signed up for. There I was thinking it’d be quite fun to get out and ‘do some singing’ but the scale of the thing is only now becoming clear.
There are some world famous venues on that list as well as some world firsts. I don’t believe anyone’s done the Luton Airside Apron for example, but 24 gigs in 24 hours is going to need all the strength and humour I can muster.
The support I am getting is incredible though. It’ll be my listeners that get me through it.”
Classic FM presenter Alexander Armstrong
Philip Noyce, Classic FM’s Managing Editor, said: “The past eighteen months have proved incredibly challenging for disadvantaged people across the UK, with many dependent on local community projects and charities. Alexander really does have a tough 24 hours ahead of him, which will test his endurance and strength, not to mention his vocal skills, but through his music marathon and the generosity of Classic FM’s listeners, Global’s Make Some Noise will continue to support small charities and improve people’s lives.”
To follow Alexander Armstrong’s Music Marathon, tune in to Classic FM on 100-102 FM, DAB digital radio, on Global Player on your smart speaker (“play Classic FM”), iOS or Android device and at Classic FM.com.
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