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Join us for the online premiere of ‘Music in the Gardens’, an opera hosted in the beautiful gardens of The Old Vicarage in Washington, on Thursday 24 September at 7.15pm.
Sit back and enjoy a varied and much-loved programme of opera, performed by alumni of the Royal College of Music, in aid of St Barnabas House.
The concert will premiere online on Thursday 24 September. You will be able to watch the concert here at 7.15pm, or via the St Barnabas House Facebook page.
Tickets are not required, but a suggested donation of £5, or however much you are able to spare, via JustGiving will go directly towards providing hospice care at St Barnabas House.
Julieth Lozano Rolong, a Colombian soprano, Christian Andreas, a German baritone, and Theodor Uggla, a Swedish tenor, spent lockdown in a bubble together. Unable to work, they chose to spend their days rehearsing in order to record this wonderful concert in support of St Barnabas House.
The trio have chosen a wide repertoire, ranging from a Mexican folk song to Mozart, Donizetti and more, by a mixture of song, opera arias and ensembles.
One of the numbers that Christian and Julieth perform is from Mozart’s The Magic Flute – ‘Papageno and Papagena’, a duet almost at the end of the opera, when he finally finds love. Panis Angelicus by Cesar Franck was chosen as a prayer for everyone that has been affected by COVID-19.
The concert has been recorded against the backdrop of The Old Vicarage in the pretty village of Washington.
The gardens of more than three acres are set around the 1832 Regency House and feature new and mature trees, water gardens, Japanese garden, waterfall, stream, pond, tree house and stumpery, plus stunning views over the South Downs.
We are very grateful to Sir Peter and Lady Meryl Walters for helping make this concert a reality with such enthusiasm and kindness after the live event had to be cancelled.
Tickets to the live event originally planned would have been £30 with a few nibbles and a glass of bubbles included, with proceeds to the hospice.
To show your appreciation of the hard work of these talented young singers, if you can, please donate to St Barnabas House.
Suggested donation £5, but all donations are welcomed.
Thank you for your kind support throughout these difficult times.