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Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Cadogan Hall to host Grenfell Tower benefit concert

2:39, 28th July 2017

Cadogan Hall is to host a benefit concert in aid of those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Radio 3’s Petroc Trelawny will present the event, which will take place at 6pm on 17 September.

The first half will include solo songs by Schubert, Schumann, Strauss and Quilter, as well as excerpts from Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and Verdi’s Rigoletto, and a movement of Fauré’s Requiem.

The concert will continue after the interval with extracts from Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte, Puccini’s Tosca, and Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, before the event concludes with Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music.

Singers will include sopranos Nazan Fikret, Natalya Romaniw and Ailish Tynan, mezzo-sopranos Anna Huntley and Christine Rice, countertenor Jake Arditti, tenors Luis Gomes and Stuart Skelton, baritones Benedict Nelson and Alan Opie, and bass-baritone Keel Watson.

They will be accompanied by pianists including Eugene Asti and Dylan Perez, and a Super Orchestra comprised of players from ensembles such as the Philharmonia, Royal Opera House Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

This is a one-off event and everyone involved has given their services for free.

To ensure that the funds raised reach those most in 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.

Tickets start at £20.

www.cadoganhall.com/event/grenfell-tower-benefit-concert-170917/

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