Opera stars unite for victims of Grenfell Tower

Cadogan Hall will host a fundraising concert for victims of Grenfell Tower fire in September. The London tragedy killed at least 80 people on 14 June, with an unknown number yet to be accounted for, and left many more homeless.

Grenfell Tower Benefit Concert

Grenfell Tower Benefit Concert lineup

The concert has been organised by young artists, with support and generous assistance from Cadogan Hall, Royal Opera House, Garsington Opera, Opera magazine, International Opera Awards and leading arts professionals.

Taking place on 17 September, and hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawny, the concert programme sees opera stars like mezzo-soprano Christine Rice, tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Ailish Tynan perform with pianist Eugene Asti and  “a collaborative Super Orchestra” of musicians from some of London’s leading orchestras. The programme features compositions by Mozart, Purcell and Puccini, as well as a new piece by contemporary composer Rebecca Dale. Ticket prices range from GBP20-GBP65 (€22-£72 + booking fee).

cadoganhall.com

Updated 22 August 2017

* 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 11000143) and Grief Encounter (Charity No 1101277) which focus specifically on helping the affected families with rehabilitation and looking to the future.

 

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