Friday, 18 August 2017

Almost too many to name: established and up-and-coming artists Grenfell Tower benefit at the Cadogan Hall

Grenfell Tower benefit at Cadogan Hall
Soprano Nazan Fikret has just been performing the role of Euridice at Longborough Festival Opera, but she has also been putting her charm and determination to other use and is the presiding genius behind a gala in aid of Grenfell Tower victims at Cadogan Hall on 17 September 2017. A superb line up of soloists, both established and up-and-coming artists will be accompanied by a Super Orchestra made of players from the leading London orchestras including the Philharmonia, the Royal Opera House Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

There will be solo songs by Schubert, Schumann, Strauss and Quilter, Ailish Tynan and Christine Rice in the Evening Prayer from Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, an extract from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde sung by Stuart Skelton and Lee Bisset, the Quartet from Rigoletto, Puccini’s Tosca with Natalya Romaniw singing ‘Vissi d’arte’, and Keel Watson and Gweneth-Ann Rand in ‘Bess, you is my woman now’ from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

Performers include sopranos Lee Bisset; Francesca Chiejina; Samantha Crawford; Nazan Fikret; Janis Kelly; Louise Kemény; Anna Patalong; Gweneth-Ann Rand; Natalya Romaniw; Kirsty Taylor-Stokes; Ailish Tynan; Jennifer Witton; Lauren Zolezzi; mezzo-sopranos Katie Grosset; Anna Huntley; Maria Jagusz; Héloïse Mas; Christine Rice; countertenor Jake Arditti; tenors Luis Gomes; Robert Lewis; Stuart Skelton; Jack Swanson; baritones Gary Griffiths; Martin Häßler; Benedict Nelson; Alan Opie; Joseph Padfield; Ricardo Panela and bass-baritone Keel Watson, pianists Eugene Asti, Dylan Perez, Michael Pugh, Linnhe Robertson and Susanna Stranders, with conductors David Angus, Douglas Boyd, Richard Hetherington, Matthew Morgan, James Sherlock and Edward Gardner

Everyone involved has given their services for free, and all funds raised will go to the London Emergencies Trust (Registered Charity No. 1172307).
Full details from the Cadogan Hall website.

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