Memorial Performance – Verdi: Requiem

 

 

Tuesday 1 August, 8pm
Opera Holland Park Theatre, London W8 6LU

Tickets: £20, £25, £35

In aid of the Rugby Portobello Trust

 

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Soprano Anne Sophie Duprels

Mezzo-soprano Yvonne Howard

Tenor Neal Cooper

Bass Barnaby Rea

Conducted by Sian Edwards and Peter Robinson

With the Opera Holland Park Chorus, including OHP principals and guest artists, and the City of London Sinfonia

Picnic tables are also available to purchase prior to the performance for £10 for all areas.

On Tuesday 1 August at 8pm, Opera Holland Park will give a performance of Verdi’s Requiem in aid of the Rugby Portobello Trust to help the community following the Grenfell Fire. We are enormously grateful that so many members of our family of singers and musicians have agreed to donate their time and talent to help us achieve much needed funds for RPT who were, and continue to be, at the heart of efforts to assist the community affected by the fire. Among those who have donated their services and will perform in the concert are: Anne Sophie Duprels (soprano), Yvonne Howard (mezzo-soprano), Neal Cooper (tenor) and Barnaby Rea (bass), with the Opera Holland Park Chorus (including OHP principals and guest artists), the City of London Sinfonia and conductors Sian Edwards and Peter Robinson. The money from the concert will be used for a plethora of services being provided to victims and their families by RPT, including a summer programme of events for affected families and children.

Based just a mile from the Grenfell tower, OHP has been profoundly affected by the tragedy. Several of OHP’s staff are, and historically have been, residents of North Kensington, and one much-loved member of staff who was a Grenfell resident is currently missing.

‘The best way we know to commemorate and help the victims of this disaster is to make music and so that is what we will do. There has been a lot of emotion in the company since the events of that day, and our friend and colleague is mourned deeply. RPT deserve respect and admiration for everything they have been doing in the aftermath and we hope this event will provide the funds to help them continue their work in supporting the community.’ – Director of Opera, James Clutton and General Director, Michael Volpe