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International opera stars sing for charity

Posted on 08/06/2016 by Helga Pearson
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Four talented soloists from the international world of opera are joining together to give a special concert on Sunday 19 June at 7.30pm in aid of a local children’s charity.

Music for a Midsummer Evening will feature Graeme Danby (bass and compere), Valerie Reid (mezzo soprano), Sarah Fox (soprano) and Austin Gunn (tenor) who will perform a varied programme of music that ranges from Lehrer to Lehar and Puccini to Flanders and Swann. They will be accompanied by Anthony Krauss on the piano.

The event will raise funds for ‘We Can Dance’ – a charity that supports music and dance projects for children with special educational needs. 

Graeme Danby has a long association with English National Opera and is regularly heard at Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne Festival, Teatro de Liceau in Barcelona and at La Scala, Milano. He has made many radio and television performances – including live broadcasts at the BBC Proms – and is well-known on the popular ‘Friday Night is Music Night’ on Radio 2.

Valerie Reid has sung with English National Opera and Scottish Opera and given performances at concerts all over the world, including St Petersburg, Monte Carlo, Geneva, Salzburg, Turin, Canada and Hong Kong.

Sarah Fox (pictured) is one of the leading English sopranos of her generation. She has appeared at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Glyndebourne, with the Royal Danish Opera and at the Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence Festivals.

Austin Gunn made his operatic debut with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and has since sung with many leading orchestras, including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; English National Opera and Scottish Opera.

Tickets for Music for a Midsummer Evening cost from £7 to £20 and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or via this website.



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