PREVIEW: Buttercup’s Songbook – a benefit for Henfield Haven

September 13, 2019

A cornucopia of Sir Arthur Sullivan songs, performed by Australian opera singer Sylvia Clarke, accompanied by Geoffrey Burford, will be performed on Saturday, September 28 at 6:30pm.

SIR Arthur Sullivan was not just the musical half of the Gilbert & Sullivan team – he also wrote a great deal of music in addition to the Operettas, including over 80 songs.
Sylvia will be presenting the programme in the imaginary guise of Buttercup; one of the colourful characters in HMS Pinafore. She has selected pieces by Sullivan which Buttercup may have sung in her front parlour after a long day selling goods from her bumboat to sailors aboard ships off-shore. 
You will be treated to some familiar melodies (including the Lost Chord) and some not so familiar, but all very beautiful and varied.
Sylvia trained at the Conservatory of Music Opera School in Sydney before joining Opera Australia.
This concert is promoted by Tim Anscombe of APA, in association with Opera Support and  Funding in aid of the Henfield Haven.

Event: Buttercup’s Songbook a fundraiser for Henfield Haven

Where: Henfield Evangelical Free Church, 155 High Street, Henfield BN5 9EQ 
When: Saturday, September 28
Time: 6.30pm
Cost: Tickets costings £10 are available at The Henfield Haven, Hewitts, Henfield and The Post House Cafe, High Street, Henfield.