We are enormously grateful that so many members of our family of singers and musicians agreed to donate their time and talent to help us achieve much needed funds for RPT who were at the heart of efforts to assist the community affected by the fire. Among those who have donated their services and performed in the concert are: Anne Sophie Duprels (soprano), Yvonne Howard (mezzo-soprano), Neal Cooper (tenor) and Barnaby Rea (bass), with the Opera Holland Park Chorus (including OHP principals and guest artists), the City of London Sinfonia and conductors Sian Edwards and Peter Robinson. The money from the concert was used for a plethora of services being provided to victims and their families by RPT, including a summer programme of events for affected families and children.

Based just a mile from the Grenfell tower, OHP was profoundly affected by the tragedy. Several of OHP’s staff are, and historically have been, residents of North Kensington, and one much-loved member of staff who was a Grenfell resident was sadly lost in the tragedy.


The best way we know to commemorate and help the victims of this disaster is to make music and so that is what we have done. There has been a lot of emotion in the company since the events of that day, and our friend and colleague is mourned deeply. RPT deserve respect and admiration for everything they have been doing in the aftermath and we hope this event has provided the funds to help them continue their work in supporting the community.
Director of Opera, James Clutton and General Director, Michael Volpe



In no particular order, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the generosity of our friends, colleagues, suppliers and partners for donating their time, talent and services, without which this concert would not be possible.

Anne Sophie Duprels (soprano), Yvonne Howard (mezzo-soprano), Neal Cooper (tenor), Barnaby Rea (bass)

Conductors: Sian Edwards, Peter Robinson

City of London Sinfonia

Opera Holland Park Chorus including OHP principals and guest artists

Chorus Master: Nicholas Jenkins

Rehearsal Répétiteur: Stuart Wild

Orchestra Managers: Elaine Baines and Mark Paine

Front of House: Babs Adedayo, Keli Asante, Bola Awogboro, Claudie Baum, Francis Botu, Rosie Brooks, Terry Cedar, Claudia Chapman, Phil Croft, Claude Frederick, Robin Weston, Caitlin Goggin, Fab Gorjan, Danny Grant, Sam Humphreys, Selina James, Naomi Kelly, Kasia Kuchnicka, Marianna Meloni, Sara Trepte, Dean Wood

Volunteers: Mr Bernard Buckley, Mrs Penelope Neilson, Miss Christine Powell, Ms Linda Shaughnessy, Miss Jane A. Staiano, Ms Lucy O’Sullivan Teodorczuk, Mrs Gayle Secretan Verdi

Tony Rickard and the Royal Opera House Music Library, Steven Gietzen and the Royal Opera Chorus, The Bach Choir, Amy Clement, The Admirable Crichton, Esmeralda Conde Ruiz from Borough Market Choir, Concept Furniture International, Chuck Deer, Gallowglass, Steeldeck, Mick Goggin, Alex Gooding, Julia Howe, Ruth Mulholland, Olley Design, Ditlev Rindom, Cormac Simms, Matthew Swann