Trio perform at open door concert at Rugby church

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Baritone Richard Tegic Jones and pianist Robert Challinor will return St Andrew’s Church in Rugby tomororw night (Friday.)

They will perform once again in the successful Open Door concert series at 7.30pm.

Joined this time by soprano Rachel Wild, the trio will perform a recital of Lieder & Art Song, encompassing music by Schubert, Ravel, Vaughan Williams, Duparc and more.

Welsh baritone Richard Tegid Jones has an exciting young voice, with a repertoire that encompasses opera, oratorio, song and musical theatre.

Recent opera credits include Falke Die Fledermaus, Morales Carmen, staged scenes as Belcore L’Elisir d’Amore; Don Alfonso Cosi fan Tutte and Papageno Zauberflöte.

In addition, Richard is the founder and general director of Random Opera Company.

English soprano, Rachel Wild, has a deep passion for sharing music with others.

She was trained in performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, during which she sang under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle. After university, she studied with April Cantelo. Both study with the distinguished international soprano Alison Roddy.

Robert Challinor is a répétiteur, pianist and accompanist. He worked for 15 seasons with Mid-Wales Opera and is the music director of Northampton Festival Opera. He has performed internationally with many leading soloists.

He is involved in several education projects.

Rex Pogson, of St Andrew’s Church, said: “Richard Jones has been a great supporter of the Open Door series since he and his Random Opera colleagues performed so memorably at its launch a year ago. St Andrew’s church is delighted to welcome him back with two performers, Rachel Wild and Robert Challinor, who have previously performed brilliantly here.”