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Benefit Concert for Grenfell Tower

Laura Gavin 4 September 2017

Cadogan Hall in Chelsea is hosting a ‘gala of opera, song and choral music’ to raise money for those affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower.

Soprano Nazan Fikret is both producing and performing in the concert, which also features other young artists like Kirsty Taylor-Stokes, Jack Swanson, Martin Häßler and Joseph Padfield, along with leading opera stars including Christine Rice, Janis Kelly, Stuart Skelton and Alan Opie.

Presented by BBC Radio 3’s Petroc Trelawny, the concert will take place on 17 September at 6pm and features a unique performance by a ‘Super Orchestra’ of players from top London orchestras, with the song section accompanied by acclaimed pianist, Eugene Asti.

Highlights include solo songs by Schubert, Schumann, Strauss and Quilter, extracts from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Puccini’s Tosca and Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and the Sanctus from Faure’s Requiem, sung by the full company.

For more information on the concert, visit the Cadogan Hall event page.

Proceeds to Grenfell survivors

All performers have given their time for free and the proceeds will be distributed equally between Rugby Portobello Trust, part of P3 Charity, and Grief Encounter.

Both charities focus on supporting affected families for the long-term, with Rugby Portobello Trust already having set up a New Homes Team in the aftermath of the fire to work directly with residents of Grenfell Tower and the Walkways to help them access grants and get established in their new homes.

From the autumn RPT are also launching a weekend arts and sports programme for children aged 8 to 12 from Grenfell Tower and the surrounding area, a Grenfell residents football team and a Community Café and drop-in for Grenfell residents.

Please see the Rugby Portobello Trust website for more information.