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Carols with an Operatic Twist

Usher in the festive season with Opera Holland Park in an evening of sacred and seasonal music at St Columba’s Church, Knightsbridge.
Hosted by television and radio presenter Penny Smith, this atmospheric concert will feature a selection of much-loved songs and arias performed by OHP principal artists, and celebrity guest readings. Among the singers performing are Nadine Benjamin, a nominee for The Times Breakthrough Award at the 2019 South Bank Sky Arts Awards, and OHP Young Artists alumna Alison Langer, who sang the role of Oscar in the 2019 Season production of Un ballo in maschera. As well as traditional favourites, the repertoire will include music by three renowned contemporary composers: Mark-Anthony Turnage, Will Todd and Roxanna Panufnik.

Join in your favourite Christmas carols with the Opera Holland Park Chorus and enjoy a moment of stillness in the heart of Knightsbridge, while raising money for OHP’s award-winning Inspire education and outreach programme, which works with the community to enrich the lives of all through opera.

Hosted by television and radio presenter Penny Smith, this atmospheric concert will feature a selection of much-loved songs and arias performed by OHP principal artists, and celebrity guest readings. Among the singers performing are Nadine Benjamin, a nominee for The Times Breakthrough Award at the 2019 South Bank Sky Arts Awards, and OHP Young Artists alumna Alison Langer, who sang the role of Oscar in the 2019 Season production of Un ballo in maschera. As well as traditional favourites, the repertoire will include music by three renowned contemporary composers: Mark-Anthony Turnage, Will Todd and Roxanna Panufnik.

At a time when everyone values warmth, comfort and shelter, OHP has teamed up with local charity Refettorio Felix to organise a collection of coats and sleeping bags for the most vulnerable members of the community. A donation point for unwanted items will be available at the concert and attendees are encouraged to give generously.

(Cover Photograph: Alison Langer as Violetta in the Young Artists Performance of La traviata, 2018 | Robert Workman)

Tickets £25-30, 7 December 2019 from 7pm, St Columba’s Church, Pont Street, London SW1X 0BD

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