Forthcoming Public Events

'OPERA UNDER THE STARS' at The Welldiggers Arms, Petworth W.Sussex 

Thursday, 7th July

Petworth Fringe 

Alexandra Kennedy is delighted to be back to the Fringe in her home town of Petworth, along with counter-tenor Oliver Gerrish.

"they made such a huge impression last year that we cannot imagine Petworth Fringe without them. They will be accompanied by the hugely talented and popular Joanna Kent, loved by all the Leconfield Singers."

The concert will be in the newly rebuilt Welldiggers Arms who are laying on a special exclusive dinner to be served during the interval. These tickets are limited and expected to sell out quickly so early booking is recommended.

TICKETS: £31.50 (To include supper) via: www.petfringe.co.uk  

 

 

MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA 

Sunday, 24th April, 2016, St James Theatre, SW1E 5JA

Alexandra will be performing a selection of her favourite opera arias, songs and duets at this exciting concert. To book tickets: http://www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk/Event/musical-soiree

 

 

 

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THE MUSKET BALL: A NEW ORATORIO

Saturday, 12th March, 2016, 7.30pm

Chapel of St Peter and Paul, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. SE10 9NN

Alexandra will be singing the role of  'The Angel of Truth' in this exciting new work by Piers Maxim.

In 2007, Thane Byng, a collateral descendant of Admiral Byng was presented with a musket ball as a gift. It took place outside Southill Church, Bedfordshire, where her forebear is buried - and on the day of the 250th anniversary of his death. This gesture instantly inspired the idea for the oratorio. Many years have passed to reach the accomplishment that Piers Maxim's composition has achieved. The libretto begins with Handel creating the oratorio fo the sake of truth and prosperity. The historic  past and the contemporary present take place with Hope and Voltaire's Candide helping to contend with dark forces. 

 https://www.ornc.org/Event/the-musket-ball-oratorio-120316

 

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MUSICAL CABARET EVENING

Tuesday, 24th February, St James Theatre Studio

 

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MUSIC WITHOUT FRONTIERS: AN OUTSTRETCHED HAND

13th February, St James Paddington 

Alexandra will be performing the ethereal 'Song of the Angel' by John Tavener at this fundraising concert in aid of The British Red Cross and Hand in Hand for Syria  

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FLIGHT: SONGS OF EXILE & HOMECOMING

2nd February, St James Piccadilly

Alexandra will be singing the duet 'Slaves of Time' with Oliver Gerrish, by renowned composer Toni Castells, as part of a candlemas concert in aid of the Doctors of the World UK and the Starfish Foundation, under the thought provoking installation by war artist Arabella Dorman. 

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CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT FOR THE LULLABY TRUST

Thursday 10th Devember

St Columba's Church of Scotland, Pont Street, London

 

At this family friendly event, guests will enjoy traditional carols performed by the Medici Choir, organ music by Ben Lewis-Smith and performances from opera singers Jamie Lonsdale and Alexandra Kennedy and string quartet led by concert violinist Antonia Azoitei. Readers include BBC Radio 4 presenter Sarah Montague, actor Henry Lloyd-Hughes, and other special guests and performers 

 

http://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/carols-by-candlelight

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 Chelsea Concerts 

CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2015 

  

Tickets: £25 in advance via: www.chelseaconcerts.com OR £30 on the door 

 BREAKING NEWS: The full ESCALA quartet will now be joining us for this concert  

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Chelsea Concerts presents

AN ARMISTICE CONCERT

To honour Sir Edgar Speyer: the man who saved the Proms and his wife, Leonora, concert violinist and Pulitzer prize winning poet 

   

On Wednesday, 19th November, 2015, 7pm-9pm

At Grosvenor Chapel, 24 South Audley Street, Mayfair, London 

Supporting Veterans Aid

Alexandra is delighted to be co-hosting this concert, having first been acquainted with the Speyers in 2013, when she performed a concert for Veteran's Aid at Killik & Co (46 Grosvenor Street; the former home of Edgar and Leonora)

For more information on who the Speyers were and the prominent role they played in the life of London as we know it today, please visit www.chelseaconcerts.com

The concert will comprise of pieces by Grieg, Elgar and Debussy which are known to have been performed at Speyer House-Concerts on Grosvenor Street, as well as the LONDON PREMIER of a new song cycle by David Lawrence : a setting of the poem Ballad of the Lost House by  Leonora Speyer. The poem evokes the nightmare all the family had suffered due to anti German Prejudice on the outbreak of WW1 and consequent eviction from their beautiful home.

Featuring Alexandra Kennedy (soprano), Oliver Gerrish (alto), Violeta Barrena (solo violin), accompanied by Jocelyn Freeman (piano) with guest artist Malcolm Binns (solo piano) 

Tickets: £35 (£60 for two) to include drinks reception in interval

Tickets can be purchased via the TICKET page on this website or www.chelseaconcerts.com

or phone 07703286399 for further details 

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 A Musical Soiree in aid of Helen & Douglas House

at Kingstone Lisle Park, Oxfordshire  

on Saturday, 19th September 2015 

For enquiries and tickets please contact: Emma Edwards, 01865 799150, eedwards@helenanddouglas.org.uk 

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Petworth Fringe Festival 

Thursday 9th July 2015

United Reform Church, Petworth, West Sussex  

http://www.petfringe.co.uk/schedule/alex-kennedy-friends/

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The Circus Ball at Kensington Palace

25th April 2015 

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A Somerset Christmas Concert

Saturday 20th December 2014

St Gregory's Church, Weare, near Wedmore

In aid of Weston Hospicecare 

 Alexandra will be collaborating with Clarinettisst HELEN HABERSHON ( whose recent CD was Classic FM'S CD of the week) the duo have compiled an exciting programme of beautiful Christmas music and will be joined by pianist/organist Rupert Compston aswell as other guests. 

TICKETS: £15 and can be purchased via this website or through Michael and Juliet Freedman: 01934 732787 / mlfreedman@hotmail.com (to include bubbly and mince pies) 

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Chelsea Concerts

CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2014

 Wednesday, 10th December, 7.30pm

At Christchurch, Chelsea, London

Supporting 'Arthroplasty for Arthritis' Charity 

 'It is not Christmas without a Chelsea Concert'  

This says it all! A programme of wonderful Christmas music, in a beautiful Church, with a fantastic line up of musicians: Soprano ALEXANDRA KENNEDY, countertenor OLIVER GERRISH, violinist VICTORIA LYON and players from her string quartet ESCALA, and pianist/organist RUPERT COMPSTON. 

TICKETS: can be bought in advance via this website or www.chelseaconcerts.com for £20 in advance or £25 on the door ( to include legendary drinks reception after the performance)  

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'A Birthday Musical Extravaganza'

with Jamie Lonsdale and friends 

Thursday, 23rd October 2014

At The Church of the Annunciation, Marble Arch

Alexandra will be singing some of her favourite arias/songs and duets alongside Tenor Jamie Lonsdale, Mezzo Soprano Flora McIntosh, and cross-over artist Mary-Jess, under the baton of Robert Emery with the Arts Symphonic Orchestra. 

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 An Evening of Opera and Song

At Glenville Park, County Cork 

Saturday, 27th September 2014 

With Countertenor Oliver Gerrish. A Glyndebourne style evening in this beautiful family home. Guests invited to bring picnics and enjoy a recital of opera, lieder and operetta.

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Concert for The Lullaby Trust

At Lambeth Palace with 'Jamie Lonsdale & friends'

 Thursday, 25th September 2014

A very special evening of opera and song to raise money for this important charity. Alexandra will be performing alongside Mezzo soprano Flora McIntosh, Tenor Jamie Lonsdale, and the Arts Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Robert Emery.

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Recital of Vaughan Williams songs

at his childhood home : Leith Hill Place, Surrey 

On Saturday 19th July, 2014

Alexandra is delighted to be performing the songs of one of her relatives as part of the Leith Hill Rectial series, alongside Vioinist Violeta Barrena and pianist Rupert Compston. Repertoire to include the song cycle: Along the Field for voice and violin, Silent Noon, The Sky Above the Roof, Linden Lea, two folk songs for voice and violin, a selection of Blake songs and Three vocalises.  

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Pergolesi Stabat Mater

Please Join us for our Easter Concert which is going to be a performance of one of my favourite pieces of music: the Stabat Mater by Pergolesi- described as "the most beautiful duets to come from the pen on any composer "

At Holy Trinity Sloane Square

On Thursday, 10th April 2014, 7.30pm

This stunning work, based on 13th century text, imagines the suffering of the Virgin Mary at the foot of the cross. It is undoubtedly Pergolesi's masterpiece, and poignantly, he wrote this whilst in the throes of tuberculosis which claimed his life, aged just 26. To be performed in full period costume (!!) with Soprano Alexandra Kennedy and Countertenor Oliver Gerrish and a string ensemble consisting of some of London's finest young players. You are of course all invited to the drinks reception after the performance. 

All profits will go to the Holy Trinity Sloane Square Scho

TICKETS: £20 IN ADVANCE (purchased via this website or www.chelseaconcerts.com) £25 on the door 

 

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An Evening of Opera and Song at Glenville Park, Ireland

 

Saturday, 28th September 2013

 Soprano Alexandra Kennedy will be returning to Glenville, this time with her duet partner Countertenor Oliver Gerrish who she regularly performs with in the acclaimed London concert series 'Chelsea Concerts'.  As those who came to the wonderful concert last year will know, the idea is to create a Glyndebourne style evening, with everyone arriving to set up their picnics before the concert and having a glass of champagne and then listening to some beautiful music in the wonderful acoustics of the hall. There is plenty of room for people to spill all over the house, and of course set up picnics in the garden in the unlikely event that the weather is hot... 

Tickets (35 Euro/£30) can be purchased via the 'Ticket' page on this website 

 

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Chelsea Concerts

Concert for Veteran's Aid  

at Killik & co, 46 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair

Thursday, 19th September,  

A very special evening for a limited number of people in a beautiful music room which used to belong to the philanthropist Edgar Speyer, who was friends with Elgar, Debussy, Grieg and Richard Strauss. Programme to include repertoire by these composers performed by Alexandra, countertenor Oliver Gerrish, Violinist Victoria Lyon, harpist Eloise Irving and Classical Guitarist Matthew Robinson. There will be champagne before and after the concert as well as a showing of 'Smith' - Michael Powell's short film which was created for Veteran's Aid over 80 years ago.

Drinks: 6.45pm

Showing of Smith: 7.30pm

Concert: 7.45pm

Drinks: 8.45pm

Tickets can be bought via: www.chelseaconcerts.com. There are several suggested donation brackets for these tickets

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Chelsea Concerts

MAY CONCERT  

in aid of the Boxing Charity 'Carney's Community'

At Holy Trinity Sloane Square, London

On Thursday 16th May, 2013, 7.30pm 

Tickets: £20 in advance, £25 on the door, available via this website or www.chelseaconcerts.com 

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Chelsea Concerts

CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2012

At Holy Trinity Sloane Square, London

On 16th December, 7.30pm 

In aid of the Rhinology and Laringology Research Fund with guest artists 'Duo Diez' and soprano Meeta Ravel. 

Tickets £20

 www.chelseaconcerts.com 

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An 'EVENING OF OPERA'

 

at Glenville Park, Glenville,County Cork

on Saturday, 28thJuly 2012

Featuring sopranos Alexandra Kennedy and Olivia Safe

Grounds open from 6.30pm

Champagne reception from 7pm

Concert starts at 7.30pm

Picnics from 8.30/9pm

Enquiries: silviabencejones@hotmail.com

0044 7768086716

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'A SOPRANO INSPIRED'

 

Thursday, 5th July, 7.30pm

at Cecil Sharp House,

2 Regents Park Road, NW1 7AY

A very special evening in an intimate setting with Olivia Safe and special guests

Rated by the British Voice Association as the highest soprano voice in Britain today, Olivia hits the highest notes with effortless purity.

She will be singing popular arias and songs fr...om Verdi, Puccini, Mozart and Leonard Bernstein.

Joining Olivia will be noted tenor Telman Guzevsky, trumpeter Seb Philpot, pianist Duncan Patrick, violinist Kirra Thomas and soprano Alexandra Kennedy, accompanied by Bernie LaFontaine.

'A Soprano Inspired' will feature Olivia performing opera′s best known arias, as well as a few you might not have heard before

 

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 The Bonsall Opera

 

A Classical Concert in the enchanted 

gardens of Herbert lodge

30th June 2012, 7pm

 

Oliver Gerrish & Alexandra Kennedy

 

£15 per ticket.

wine and canpes included in the price

for booking and information, email

office@bonsallopengardens.co.uk

 

www.bonsallopengardens.co.uk

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CHELSEA CONCERTS 'BEST OF BRITISH'

 

Supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Trust with guest speaker Jenny Agutter, in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Holy Trinity Sloane Square

Thursday 12th April 2012, 7.30pm

Featuring Violinist Victoria Lyon (from electic string quartet Escala), Trumpeter Simon Desbruslais and string quartet made up of some of London'd finest young players. Music to include the Best of British classical music spanning several centuries.

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CHELSEACONCERTS CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Supporting 'Care for Casualties' The Rifles' charity who look after injured soliders and their families

Holy Trinity, Sloane Square

Friday 16th December 2011, 7.30pm

It is almost that time of year again - for what has become a prime Christmas musical and social event : ChelseaConcerts CHRISTMAS CONCERT!

The charity concert series Alexandra founded with Countertenor Oliver Gerrish: ChelseaConcerts present their biggest concert of the year in this historic church just off Sloane Square. The line up this year is incredibly exciting - to include the stunning Harpist Ophelia Hohler and String Quartet consisting of some of the most high profile young players in London. The programme will be intimate and candlelit - with a few christmas favourites at the end, followed by Berry Bros Champagne and mince pies

Tickets: £20 - can be purchased via the chelseaconcerts website:

www.chelseaconcerts.com

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Wednesday 25th May

Afternoon recital with pianist Fi Costa and Cellist Jo Garcia

ST WILFREDS HOSPICE, CHELSEA, 4.30PM

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Wednesday 27th April, 7.30pm

St Augustines, Queen's gate, SW7 5LP

ChelseaConcerts presents:

'A Royal Concert' of Royal Classical Music

In Aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust with guest speaker Jenny Agutter. Alexandra will join forces with Countertenor Oliver Gerrish, Conductor Hugh Brunt and the magnificant PEGASUS CHOIR to perform an evening of Prestigous Royal Music which has been played and perfomed at a variety of Royal weddings and State occasions - in celebration of the forthcoming Royal wedding...

Tickets £20 to include champagne reception. 

Tickets can be purchased via our website: www.chelseaconcerts.com or by sending a cheque made out to:

Alexandra Kennedy, Markova House, 39 Jay Mews, London, SW7 2ES.

Enquiries:  chelseaconcerts@gmail.com or 07703 286399 

 

 

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Friday 18th March, 3pm

Tea at the Ritz with guest speaker Cherie Blair

(Private event) 

Alexandra has been invited to sing at this event and will be accompanied by Timothy End. 

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Saturday 5th March, 7.30pm 

Electric Theatre Guildford, Surrey

Soprano Soloist with the Surrey Mozart Players - Beethoven 'Egmont incidental music'

www.surreymozartplayers.com 

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Friday 27th January, 7pm

Burns Night Supper at the Royal Overseas League Club, Picadilly.

Alexandra will be the lead singer with the newly formed Scottish Folk band: "The Gathering Storm"

Tickets: (inc 5 course dinner, whisky and wine £100)

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24th December MIDNIGHT MASS at HOLY TRINITY BROMPTON, 11PM

Soprano soloist

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Saturday, 18th December, 6.30pm

CHRISTMAS SOIREE AND MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM PREVIEW

OGSTON HALL, DERBYSHIRE

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Thursday, 16th December, 7.30-9.30pm

CHELSEACONCERTS CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Soprano Alexandra Kennedy and Countertenor Oliver Gerrish will return to HolyTrinity, Sloane Square for an atmospheric Christmas concert as part of their popular 'Chelseaconcerts' series. Having made their debut here in April for a sell -out  St Georges Day concert, the duo will once again be joined by Conductor Hugh Brunt and a small orchestra consisting of some of London's  finest young players. For the first time they will be joined by a guest tenor and baritone to create a rousing Christmas programme ranging from songs and lieder to special arrangments of carols and Christmas classics. A substantial donation will be made to 'The Regeneration Trust' - a fantastic christian charity who work alongside hundreds of people living on the World's end estate to help them improve their life chances and prevent a downward spiral into unemployment, crime and anti-social behaviour. 

 

As always, this concert promises to be a wonderful social and musical event - one not to miss!
 
Tickets: £20 -to include champagne and mince pies 

 

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Tuesday 14th December, 6.30pm

Soloist for 'Carols and Champagne' for the Bob Champion Cancer Trust at Chelsea Old Chuch

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Sunday 28th November, 9am

Soloist at St Pauls, Onslow Square for Advent Sunday

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Monday, 8th November, 6.30pm

THE BURNS CLUB OF LONDON MUSICAL EVENING

The Royal caledonian Club, Halkin Street, SW1 7DR

Alexandra will be performing with the New Scottish Band: 'The Gathering Storm'. She will sing a variety of delightful Scottish Folk songs including; My Love is like a Red, Red Rose, Flow Gently Sweet Afton, Ye Banks and Braes, Eriskay Love Lilt, The Wild Mountain Thyme and more...alongside Scotsman Gavin Mc Nicholl, painist John Burnett Hall and Guitarist Theo Bell.

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Friday, 29th October

Institute of Hospitality Annual Awards and Dinner at the Savoy Hotel

Alexandra will be singing Kurt Weill, Cole Porter and George Gershwin at the newly Re- opened Savoy.

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Friday, 29th October, 11am

Concert with Fi Costa (piano) at Meadbank Nursing Home, Battersea

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Friday, 22nd October, 4pm-6pm

TEA AT THE RITZ with Shaneen Clark and Cherie Blair

Alexandra will be singing a set of classical songs at this gorgeous event in association with Shaneen Clarke's 'A Woman's call' and guest speaker Cherie Blair will be talking about the work of her charity the 'Cherie Blair foundation for Women.' 

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Saturday, 16th October, 7pm

 CONCERT IN KINTBURY, BERKSHIRE

With Timothy End (Piano)

 

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Sunday 12th September, 9.30am

Soprano soloist at St Pauls, Onslow Square for 'Vision Sunday'

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Thursday 29th July, 2pm

Recital with Fi Costa (piano) Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire

A selection of songs by Schubert, Vaughan Williams and Lisa Lehmann 'Bird Songs'

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Thursday 24th June, 2.30pm

Cystic Fibrosis Memorial service, St Pauls, Onslow Square

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Monday 21 st June ( Midsummers Eve) 8.15pm

Open Air Classical Concert for Help the Heroes

Farnham, Surrey ( email for more ticket information or phone: 01252 794249)

Alexandra will be joining forces with Tenor James Heath and Soprano Fiona Oliver Smith from Oyster Opera to perform a concert of well know arias, duets and opera exerpts. The evening will be a Glyndebourne style evening with picnics and champagne, set in the beautiful surroundings of a private family home. 

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Sunday 13th June, 9am

Soloist at Traditional service, St Pauls, Onslow Square

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Tuesday 20th April, 7.30 pm

CHELSEA CONCERTS PRESENTS:

St Georges All English Concert,

 Holy Trinity Sloane Square

Soprano Alexandra Kennedy and Countertenor Oliver Gerrish will performing the third concert in their successful 'ChelseaConcert' series at Holy Trinity Sloane Square. The Chelsea Concerts aim to attract a diverse crowd - music enthusiasts and those who are totally unfamiliar with classical music, by presenting it in a fresh and accessible way.  They will be joined by a small orchestra of some of London's finest young players and conducted by Hugh Brunt - Artistic director and Conductor of the London Contemporary Orchestra. The concert will be a celebration some of England's best Classical music (Arne, Elgar, Howells, Vaughan Williams, and Britten) as a prelude to St Georges day, with profits going to the British Red Cross.

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Sunday 4th April, 9.30am &11am

Easter Sunday services at Holy Trinity Brompton

Alexandra will be singing with fellow Soprano Kirstin Sharpin in these special Easter Sunday services.

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Saturday, 6th February, 5.30pm

 

RUTTER REQUIEM with the SUSSEX

 

FESTIVAL CHOIR and Sinfonia Da Chiesa

 

Soprano soloist - Croydon Parish Church - in Aid of St Christopher's Hospice

 

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Friday, 29th January, 7.30pm

 

BURNS NIGHT SUPPER

 

at Royal Overseas League, St James

 

Alexandra will be singing settings of Robert Burns poetry - Ye Banks and Braes, My Love is Like a Red Red Rose, Flow gently Sweet Afton, Charlie is my Darlin' and more...