Soprano Milly Forrest will be performing at the Bedford Park Festival again this year with friends, presenting a selection of the most popular arias, duets and trios from operas on Friday 15 June.
Milly grew up in Chiswick and learned about music first from singing in the choir at St Michael & All Angels Church. She told me that the Bedford Park Festival is “a wonderful place for young musicians and young artists and anyone with a creative passion to be able to practice things and make mistakes and learn and develop and it’s a very educated audience which comes to the events”.
You can see a profile interview with Milly in the This Is Chiswick section of The Chiswick Calendar website and book tickets for the festival here. She talked to me about her engagement, which happened last week, her first contract as a professional musician, starting this summer, and the amazing tale of how she hit the headlines last year as the cloakroom girl at the Wigmore Hall who stepped in at short notice to fill the part of a singer who was ill.
Watch the video