- Singers include:
- Alan Opie, Stuart Skelton, Christine Rice, Janis Kelly, Keel Watson, Ailish Tynan, Natalya Romaniw, Anna Huntley, Lee Bisset, Benedict Nelson, Gary Griffiths, Luis Gomes, Gweneth-Ann Rand, Maria Jagusz, Jake Arditti, Jack Swanson, Anna Patalong, Nazan Fikret, Francesca Chiejina, Martin Häßler, Louise Kemény
- Edward Gardner, David Angus, Richard Hetherington, Douglas Boyd, Timothy Redmond, James Sherlock
- Eugene Asti, Linnhe Robertson, Dylan Perez
- Petroc Trelawny
Some of the world’s leading operatic stars including Stuart Skelton, Christine Rice, Alan Opie, Ailish Tynan, Janis Kelly and Natalya Romaniw share the stage with exciting new talent.
The song section is accompanied by the renowned pianist Eugene Asti and colleagues; the orchestral section played by a collaborative Super Orchestra made up of players from top London orchestras, all coming together for one night only.
The first half will include solo songs by Schubert, Schumann, Strauss and Quilter, followed by the Super Orchestra accompanying 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, and the full company singing the Sanctus from Fauré’s Requiem.
Part two will begin with a performance of I’ll Sing by award-winning composer Rebecca Dale, and will carry on via Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte, to 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. The pick of today’s most promising young singers will perform Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music.
To ensure that the funds raised by the Grenfell Tower Benefit Concert reach those that are in most need, the concert organisers and Cadogan Hall, in consultation with London Emergencies Trust, have decided to distribute the funds equally between Rugby Portobello Trust (Charity No. 1100143) and Grief Encounter (Charity No. 1101277) which focus specifically on helping the affected families with rehabilitation and looking to the future.
An event not to be missed. Please note start time.
Buy a ticket for a resident
An invitation to attend the concert has been extended to the 158 families directly affected by the fire. If you wish to cover the cost of one or more of their tickets please call the Box Office on 020 7730 4500.
Organised by young artists, with support and generous assistance from Cadogan Hall, the Royal Opera House, Garsington Opera, Opera magazine, the International Opera Awards and leading arts professionals.