Glyndebourne to host concert for local charities

On Sunday 18th April, a performance of Mozart’s Requiem will be conducted by American James Gaffigan accompanied with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Soloists include Jean Mark Ainsley, Sally Matthews, Barbara Senator and Matthew Rose, who are also all performing in this year’s Glyndebourne Festival.

The proceeds of the concert will be divided equally between two local charities; Leo House at Home and the Lewes Railway Land Wildlife Trust’s Linklater Pavilion Project.

Booking opens on Monday 8th March. Tickets cost from £10 to £50 and are available from www.glyndebourne.com or through the Box Office on +44(0)1273 813813 quoting ‘Mozart Requiem’.

Notes to Editors:
Leo House at Home, a Sussex charity established to help children and young people with life-limiting conditions, strives to help give each child and his or her family the best quality of life possible. Full details of the charity’s work can be found on its website:www.leohouse.org.uk

The Railway Land Wildlife Trust is constructing the Linklater Pavilion, situated at the entrance to the Railway Land Local Nature Reserve in Lewes. Its purpose is to serve the Trust’s educational aspirations to enable people to capture, understand and celebrate aspects of their local environment and systems on which we all depend:www.railwaylandproject.org

Following the charity concert, the conductor and soloists will begin preparing for their performances in the 2010 Glyndebourne Festival. Having made his Glyndebourne debut with the 2009 touring production of Falstaff, James Gaffigan will conduct some performances of the revival of Mozart’s Così fan tutte in May.

Also performing in Così fan tutte, soprano Sally Matthews and mezzo-soprano Barbara Senator will sing the roles of Fiordiligi and Dorabella respectively. Returning to Glyndebourne, tenor John Mark Ainsley will sing Captain Vere and bass Matthew Rose will sing Mr Flint in a new production of Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd, also opening in May.

Public booking for the 2010 Glyndebourne Festival is now open. To book tickets, visitwww.glyndebourne.com or call the Glyndebourne Box Office on +44(0)1273 813813.

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