Opera quartet for All Saints

Opera singer Robert Anthony Gardiner who trained as an astrophysicist
Opera singer Robert Anthony Gardiner who trained as an astrophysicist
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An astrophysicist turned opera singer is one of a quartet of professional soloists who will appear with the Leighton Buzzard Festival Singers at All Saints Church on Saturday.

He is tenor Robert Anthony Gardiner, who subsequently studied singing in the UK and Germany and who has performed at the Royal Opera House on numerous occasions.

He will be joined by soprano Susanna Fairburn, mezzo Kate Symonds-Joy and bass Andrew Mayor.

The Festival Singers – with full orchestra – will present Mozart’s Requiem and Scarlatti’s Dixit Dominus. Spokesman Richard Watts said: “Requiem is probably one of Mozart’s best known works while Dixit Dominus – composed around the same time and in the same place, Rome – is one of Alessandroa Scarlatti’s least performed but lively pieces.

“Spectacular fireworks are guaranteed when the full choir, orchestra and soloists raise the roof at All Saints.”

The concert takes place on Saturday (April 2). More information at www.lbfs.org.uk