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



In no particular order, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the generosity of our friends, colleagues, suppliers and partners for donating their time, talent and services, without which this concert would not be possible.

Thank you.

Anne Sophie Duprels (soprano), Yvonne Howard (mezzo-soprano), Neal Cooper (tenor), Barnaby Rea (bass)

Conductors: Sian Edwards, Peter Robinson

City of London Sinfonia

Opera Holland Park Chorus including OHP principals and guest artists

Chorus Master: Nicholas Jenkins

Rehearsal Répétiteur: Stuart Wild

Orchestra Managers: Elaine Baines and Mark Paine

Front of House: Babs Adedayo, Keli Asante, Bola Awogboro, Claudie Baum, Francis Botu, Rosie Brooks, Terry Cedar, Claudia Chapman, Phil Croft, Claude Frederick, Robin Weston, Caitlin Goggin, Fab Gorjan, Danny Grant, Sam Humphreys, Selina James, Naomi Kelly, Kasia Kuchnicka, Marianna Meloni, Sara Trepte, Dean Wood

Volunteers: Mr Bernard Buckley, Mrs Penelope Neilson, Miss Christine Powell, Ms Linda Shaughnessy, Miss Jane A. Staiano, Ms Lucy O’Sullivan Teodorczuk, Mrs Gayle Secretan Verdi
Tony Rickard and the Royal Opera House Music Library

Steven Gietzen and the Royal Opera Chorus, The Bach Choir

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