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Requiem for Rob

There will be a performance of Faur√©’s Requiem at 1.30pm today (ote change of time), in memory of the Glyndebourne baritone¬†Robert Poulton, who died Tuesday night in a car smash.

It’s at St Peter’s Church, Norwich, next to the Forum.

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  1. Jeremy Bines says:

    Dear Norman and friends

    Just to say this will be a very informal affair – a way for the Glyndebourne company to get together to remember and honour Rob before the first of our performances of Rusalka without him later that night. It might not even be the whole piece, but it’s open to everyone. It’s at 1.30pm.

    • Thank you, Jeremy. Those who cannot be there tomorrow will be there in spirit.

    • Nancy Cooley says:

      Rob was such a warm, funny, lovely man. I can hardly believe what’s happened – such an awful thing.
      I can’t come to Norwich but have been thinking of Rob’s family grieving and all the Glyndebourne company there without him, and will remember him specially as you perform this afternoon.
      Nancy Cooley

  2. Tony Coles says:

    My daughter Priti knew Robert, having sung with him in ‘Vixen’, so I would love to attend, but is it at 1.00pm or 1.30?

  3. Mark Powell says:

    The Ciesinski-Powell and Ciesinski-Bailey families send condolences, warm musical memories, and much love from New York and Idaho, respectively.
    - MP

  4. Tony Coles says:

    I went to Norwich today to attend the performance of Faure Requiem in Robert’s memory. As previously mentioned, my daughter Priti had known Robert since singing with him in the Netherlands Opera production of ‘Vixen’, and she was full of admiration for his professionalism and friendly nature. So I really went to represent her; but I tentatively asked if they could do with an additional bass (not that they needed one!) and was welcomed with open arms. It was a great honour to be part of such a memorable performance, under the baton of Jakub Hrusa. It was also an extremely emotional occasion, as witness the plentiful supply of tissues being passed along the choir stalls at the end; additionally so for me, as I had arranged and taken part in a charity performance of the same work only the previous Saturday, in memory of my wife Marian who died in August, and raising a tidy sum for St Elizabeth Hospice of Ipswich. Thank you Glyndebourne for such a friendly welcome and a truly memorable experience.

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