HELP ME BELIEVE at the International Opera Awards 2019
The Opera Holland Park Community Chorus reunite for a special performance at the International Opera Awards 2019 with Will Todd and Gareth Malone. The annual red-carpet gala event on 29 April celebrates achievements in opera. They will perform ‘Help Me Believe’ – a piece commissioned by Opera Holland Park, written by Will Todd and Gareth Malone in collaboration with members of the local community. The piece premiered in 2018 at OHP’s Hope for Grenfell Memorial Gala last year in memory of OHP staff member Debbie Lamprell who tragically lost her life in the Grenfell fire.
The Chorus will join a starry line-up of some of the biggest names in opera, including Joyce El-Khoury and Charles Castronovo. Highlights from the ceremony, presented by Petroc Trelawny, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Monday 6 May.
Music Teacher Magazine Editor’s Special Award for Excellence won by Opera Holland Park for Hope For Grenfell Gala in aid of the Rugby Portobello Trust.
#ShareTheLove What does love sound like?
On Mother’s Day 2019 some of the UK’s leading composers and musicians, including Will Todd, Dame Evelyn Glennie, John Rutter and Debbie Wiseman OBE launched #ShareTheLove – a new campaign by national charity Soundabout to raise awareness of the vital role that music plays in the lives of people with complex learning disabilities.read more
Opera North have just announced their 2019/20 season which will include a new opera by Durham-born composer Will Todd and Manchester-based poet Tony Walsh, who came to worldwide attention in May 2017 when he recited his poem ‘This is the Place’ at the vigil following the Manchester bombing.read more
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