Young Stars of the Royal Opera House to visit Hampstead

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by admin

One of the amazing things about Hampstead is the range of world class talks and music concerts you can attend within walking distance. Keats Library has an amazing record of bringing stars to Hampstead, and last year they enticed four young singers from the Royal Opera House to give two recitals at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel. 

The Chapel has a wonderful concert grade Steinway and a fabulous acoustic and David Gowland, the Music Director of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme*, loved playing there so much, that when the Library asked if they would come again this year they jumped at the chance.

This year there are two recitals. On the 24th November, Gyula Nagy (baritone) and Simon Shibambu (bass) will give a recital of songs and opera arias, and on the 8th December Soprano Francesca Chiejina and Bass David Shipley will be accompanied by David Gowland.  Full details of the programmes are available on the library’s website: These are rising stars of the opera world and have already appeared on the main stage. Their voices fill the chapel to the rafters and stir your emotions.

This is something very special, so the library recommends early booking, as tickets will sell out. Tickets are only £10 from the library on 0207 431 1266 or online at All proceeds go to keep the library open.

*The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme is supported by Oak Foundation.