Tickets sold out well beforehand, an excellent augury for a splendid concert by Royal Opera House Singers at St Thomas’ on 19th July 2015. An appreciative audience and several generous sponsors contributed to the sum of over £10,000 that was raised as a result. The concert was organised by the Friends of Winchelsea Church to help the Church to put together the £63,000 that is needed for roof repairs.
The singers are all current or past members of the Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. The singers, seen here, were (left to right) Hanna Hipp (mezzo-soprano), ZengZhong Zhu (baritone), Anush Hovhannisyan (Soprano) and Samuel Sacker (tenor). They were accompanied by Paul Wingfield (piano), pictured below.