South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu


Guest House Opera featured in a lavish musical presentation for South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, when he visited Fairfield Halls, Croydon for a Conversation for Change, in October.

GHO premiered I have a dream, a piece composed and conducted by GHO’s in-house composer, Chris Wood.

The GHO voices were augmented by students from Wallington High School for Girls and the string orchestra included players from Wallington Girls and Sutton Youth Symphony Orchestra. GHO was also joined by special guests the Gary Mason Charity Drummers.

‘The archbishop told me how much he enjoyed our music,’ said Chris.

‘We were delighted to perform before the archbishop and his daughter and to help spread the word about his philosophy of ubuntu.’