Sheffield’s Women Of Steel will be honoured with a classical music concert to launch the new Music In The Round season at the city’s Crucible theatre – boosting their £150,000 statue appeal.
The internationally renowned Ensemble 360 played classics Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E ﬂat and Schubert’s Octet of 1824, at Sheffield Crucible Studio, on Thursday, October 9.
The evening raised money towards a city centre statue to honour the women who kept the steel mills going, making munitions, to help win two world wars. Some of the surviving Women Of Steel from World War Two, now in their 90s, were invited to attend the concert.
They were also invited to meet Deborah Chadbourn, Music In The Round executive director, to show her a maquette of the statue.