Feb
28
Thu
2019
DEBUT Opera – Music Under the Knife @ The Old Operating Theatre
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm

You will be among a select group of people who will experience an exciting event in the attic of St Thomas’ Church in London Bridge: a Classical music concert in the oldest operating theatre in Europe.

DEBUT brings its critically acclaimed Classical music series to the Old Operating Theatre, this place once filled with screams, now takes on the guise of a concert hall.

After climbing the 18th century spiral staircase into the bell tower, you will be greeted at the shop and lead into the wonderful Herb Garret, and step back in time to explore the museum and its collection. When the time is right you will receive a short introduction to the history of the Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret and the grisly world of Victorian surgery (including a demonstration) before the advent of anaesthesia and antiseptics, after which you will be invited into the operating theatre where the concert will take place.

As a youthful and vibrant company DEBUT shares Classical music in fun and engaging ways, introducing world-class musicians who perform some of the most beautiful music ever written, with personality and finesse.

Expect fireworks from classically trained singers, drama from West End performers, and passionate playing from breath-taking musicians, you will not be disappointed — intimate, alternative and engaging!

 

Mar
1
Fri
2019
ROH Live at Lunch – Free Concert @ Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Royal Opera House’s new Live at Lunch series, supported by the Mohn Westlake Foundation, features Royal Opera House artists and guest artists.

MUSICIANS
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Lizzie Holmes, soprano
Somi Kim, piano
Kieran Rayner, baritone
Ben Smith, tenor

Sep
8
Sun
2019
Wigmore Hall International Song Competition @ Wigmore Hall
Sep 8 @ 3:30 pm

Kieran Rayner and pianist Gamal Khamis have been selected for the live rounds of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. Out of 177 applications for this prestigious competition, only 27 were selected to compete. The public preliminaries, the semifinals and the final are held 7-11 September – this is the first, preliminary stage.

Dec
3
Tue
2019
Royal Over-Seas League Concert: Ruskin and Music @ Royal Over-Seas League
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm

TUESDAY 3 DECEMBER 2019

Ruskin and Music

In this concert celebrating the English poet and critic John Ruskin, Kieran will sing a variety of pieces, including two new songs written especially for his voice by composer William Marshall.

Michael Berkeley presenter
Jennifer Witton soprano
Jess Dandy contralto
Kieran Rayner baritone
Emily Sun violin
Ashley Fripp piano

7.00pm Princess Alexandra Hall, Over-Seas House
Park Place, St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR
£20(ROSL Members and Friends of ROSL ARTS £16, Students £5)

In his bicentenary year, the Sage of Coniston is being remembered worldwide for his roles as a social reformer, revered art critic, a gifted artist and champion of Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites, but his interest in music is little known. In this special ROSL event, we will shine a light on this, quoting extensively from Ruskin’s own writings and those of his contemporaries, and illustrating this with music, in the spirit of Michael Berkeley’s popular Radio 3 programme Private Passions. The programme will include a LDSM-commissioned work by William Marshall setting Ruskin’s poetry to music… and music by Ruskin himself, together with Bellini, Berkeley, Mozart, Oakeley, Ravenscroft, Beethoven, Gounod, Corelli and Mendelssohn.

Mar
1
Sun
2020
Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs (CANCELLED) @ St Mary's Bourne St, Sloane Sq.
Mar 1 @ 6:46 am

Kieran will sing the baritone solos in the wonderful set of Five Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams, at St Mary’s Church in central Sloane Square.

Mar
27
Fri
2020
Witt Morgan Concert (POSTPONED) @ Wesley Church, Reading
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm

Kieran will sing solos in a fun concert of pop hits and opera standards with the Witt Morgan community chorus in Reading.

Featuring:
The pop hit ‘Walking On Sunshine’
‘O Fortuna’ from ‘Carmina Burana’
Scenes from Verdi’s opera ‘Nabucco’
‘Money, Money, Money’ by Abba
The Welsh Hymn ‘Llef’
‘How Great Thou Art’
‘Nun’s Chorus’ by Johann Strauss
‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ from ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Jul
5
Sun
2020
Sunday at Six: Livestreamed Concert! @ 22 Mansfield Street, Marylebone
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Sunday at Six: Livestreamed Concert! @ 22 Mansfield Street, Marylebone

For the first time since lockdown, I’ll be performing live with colleagues this Sunday!! Pianist Gamal Khamis and I have teamed up with Olivia Warburton for the latest part of her Sunday At Six concert series, performed live together and broadcast via Zoom. You’ll be watching us perform live (and socially distanced) from 22 Mansfield Street, a stunning concert room in Marylebone, London. Start time is 6pm UK (alas, 5am for those of you in New Zealand…). Get out your glad rags and join us for an evening of opera and song – all from the comfort of your own home!

To learn more and book, visit oliviawarburton.com/sundayatsix – tickets from only £2.50! Would love to see you there.

Jun
10
Thu
2021
Solo Recital with Gamal Khamis @ Keynote Theatre
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Solo Recital with Gamal Khamis @ Keynote Theatre

AN EVENING OF MUSIC
With Kieran Rayner – Baritone and Gamal Khamis – Piano
Thursday 10 June, 18:00
Keynote Theatre
David Game College, 31 Jewry Street, London EC3N 2ET
FREE ENTRY

Join Kieran and Gamal for a free concert to celebrate the return of live performance in the heart of central London. Featuring songs and arias by Mozart, Bach, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Donizetti, Debussy and more. Supported by David Game and Opera Box.

Jul
2
Fri
2021
London Song Festival: Peter Warlock Celebration @ Hinde St Church
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm

Guy Elliott – tenor
Kieran Rayner – baritone
Nigel Foster – piano
David Mildon – speaker

An exploration of the songs and the life of Peter Warlock, real name Philip Heseltine, one of the greatest composers of that incredible flowering of English song that took place in the first half of the twentieth century. This concert combines many of his most beautiful songs with extracts from his letters, read by actor David Mildon, to paint a fascinating portrait of this bon vivant and lover of life and music.

Nov
19
Fri
2021
VIARDOT200: Preview Concert @ 1901 Arts Club
Nov 19 all-day

Claire Lees – soprano

Katy Thomson – soprano

Kieran Rayner – baritone

Susanna Stranders – piano

A preview concert to celebrate the launch of VIARDOT200, a festival in Dorset next year celebrating the composer Pauline Viardot.

Dec
3
Fri
2021
London Song Festival: An Obsessive Relationship @ Hinde Street Church
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm
London Song Festival: An Obsessive Relationship @ Hinde Street Church

Lotte Betts-Dean: Mezzo-Soprano
Kieran Rayner: Baritone
Nigel Foster: Piano

A concert exploring the 40-year long relationship between Pauline Viardot, composer and celebrity opera singer whose bicentenary falls in 2021, and the Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev, telling their story through her songs. The programme touches on Viardot’s friendships with Chopin, Liszt, Gounod, Berlioz and Tchaikovsky and shines a light on her extraordinary life at the centre of the international musical world of the 19th century, moving from St Petersburg to Paris, their château at Courtavenel, Baden-Baden and back to France.

Dec
18
Sat
2021
A Platinum Christmas @ The Concert Hall, King's College Wimbledon
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday 18th December, 19:30
The Concert Hall, King’s College School
Southside, Wimbledon Common SW19 4TT
Following their sell-out performance of Messiah at St John’s Smith Square in November, in which Kieran sang baritone solos, Platinum Consort and Choristers come to the exquisite Concert Hall of King’s College, Wimbledon, for a special Christmas concert. In this glorious white oak lined hall on Wimbledon Common, Platinum will present Renaissance polyphony, popular carols in exciting arrangements, and Christmas hymns for the audience to sing. Join us as we celebrate a Platinum Christmas.
Tallis Missa Puer natus est (Gloria & Sanctus)
Byrd Lullaby, my sweet little baby
Palestrina Magnificat primi toni
Pärt Magnificat
Scheidt Puer natus in Bethlehem
Flecha Ríu ríu chíu
Arr. Wall Gaudete
Pearsall In dulci jubilo
Joubert Torches
Gjeilo The Coventry Carol
Arr. Wilberg Ding! Dong! Merrily on High
Plus congregational carols for all to join in!
Feb
11
Fri
2022
Classica: A FANZA Concert @ St Mary-At-Hill Church, London
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm

Join Australians Lotte Betts-Dean – a versatile mezzo soprano whose performance experience includes contemporary repertoire, early music, art song and opera – and Royal Academy of Music alumnus, pianist Joseph Havlat, as well as award-winning New Zealand baritone Kieran Rayner on Friday 11 February 2022 from 6pm to 7pm.

The programme will feature works by British, Australian and  NZ composers and is part of the FANZA Festival to complement the 2021/2022 Season of Culture celebrating the cultural relationship between Australia and the UK.

The venue, St Mary-at-Hill Church, has a beautiful interior designed by Sir Christopher Wren and is a popular venue for concerts and recitals. Doors will open at 5.30pm and the ticket price of £25 includes a glass of wine afterwards. [Special price tickets for young adults and under-25s.]

There are many good restaurants within walking distance of the Church for those who wish to make a night of it.

Feb
16
Wed
2022
Britten Pears Arts – French Song Masterclasses @ Snape Maltings
Feb 16 @ 2:30 pm

Sit in on an exciting coaching session focusing on French Song.

Named as Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 2011, pianist Susan Manoff is currently a professor at the Paris Conservatoire. She is devoted to the relationship between singer, pianist, composer and poet. For this masterclass she will be joined by singers and pianists from the 2021-22 cohort of Britten Pears Young Artists.

Feb
17
Thu
2022
Britten Pears Arts – French Song Masterclasses @ Snape Maltings
Feb 17 @ 2:30 pm

Sit in on an exciting coaching session focusing on French Song.

Named as Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 2011, pianist Susan Manoff is currently a professor at the Paris Conservatoire. She is devoted to the relationship between singer, pianist, composer and poet. For this masterclass she will be joined by singers and pianists from the 2021-22 cohort of Britten Pears Young Artists.

Feb
19
Sat
2022
Britten Pears Arts – French Song Concert @ Snape Maltings
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Outstanding singers and pianists from the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme give an end of course recital, following an intensive course of coaching and public masterclasses with Susan Manoff.

Apr
2
Sat
2022
VIARDOT200: Viardot’s Cendrillon, a concert & more @ Dorset
Apr 2 – Apr 4 all-day

The VIARDOT200 festival in Dorset is a celebration of the bicentenary of 19th Century composer (and glamorous singer!) Pauline Viardot. The weekend festival will feature Viardot’s Cendrillon (Cinderella) in which Kieran plays Cinderella’s father Baron Duphol, plus a concert of art songs written or inspired by Viardot.

At the end of the festival, Kieran will play Hero in the premiere of young composer Zygmund de Somogyi’s chamber opera hikikomori!, an exciting new work exploring love, loss and the boundaries between fantasy and reality.

Where: Oborne, Dorset
When: Cendrillon: 2 April
Art song concert: 3 April
hikikomori! : 4 April

Booking details and further information to be announced soon.

Jun
4
Sat
2022
Aldeburgh Festival – Kieran Rayner & Friends @ Snape Maltings
Jun 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A story-led song recital with a twist: the audience chooses the direction of the narrative.

Baritone (and scriptwriter) Kieran Rayner, mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts Dean and pianist Bradley Wood present a vocal recital where the audience decides the direction of the narrative, influencing which songs are performed. Featuring potential song repertoire ranging from Schubert, Poulenc and Finzi to new works.

Oct
22
Sat
2022
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Lambeth Orchestra) @ All Saints West Dulwich
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm

Kieran reprises one of his favourite song cycles with orchestra, Mahler’s heartbreaking Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer). With the Lambeth Orchestra conducted by Peter Selwyn, at All Saints Church, West Dulwich.

Concert also features:
LISZT: Les Preludes
MAHLER: Blumine
STRAUSS: Tod und Verklärung

 

Oct
23
Sun
2022
Emmy Destinn Foundation Gala Concert @ St John's Smith Square
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm
The Emmy Destinn Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala Benefit Concert

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Emmy Destinn Foundation Under the auspices of HE Mrs. Marie Chatardová, Czech Ambassador to the UK.

Featuring brilliant young artists, the winners of our biennial competition The Emmy Destinn Young Singers Awards performing arias by Janáček, Dvořák, Smetana, Mozart and Puccini.

They will be accompanied by accomplished pianists Raya Kostova, Panaretos Kyriatzidis and Max Bilbe, winners of the Lady Grenfell-Baines Accompanist’s Prize.

The concert will also feature talented Czech violinist Leona Gogolicynová, accompanied by celebrated pianist Anthony Hewitt, and renowned Swedish trumpeter Magnus Johansson who performed at the inaugural Emmy Destinn Foundation concert in 1997

The evening will be presented by voice over actress and narrator Veronika Hyks

The Foundation is dedicated to upholding the legacy of Emmy Destinn, the greatest Czech diva, by supporting talented young singers and preserving the traditional cultural link between Britain and Czech Republic, as well as cultivating awareness of Czech repertoire’s great riches.


Featuring arias and scenes from operas by:

Leoš Janáček
Antonín Dvořák
Bedřich Smetana
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Giacomo Puccini
Josef Suk