08 June 2018: Simon knighted in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

by Gwyn on 8 June 2018

Congratulations Sir Simon!



And now it’s Sir Simon Keenlyside! Simon has been knighted in The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018. We send Simon our warmest congratulations on this very well deserved honour.

A number of comments and messages of congratulation to Simon on his knighthood have been posted on Twitter since the announcement. These have now been added to the Award page – click here to read…

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Claire (Chislett) August 3, 2018 at 10:37 am

Congratulations Simon. Well deserved. X

Bill Palik June 16, 2018 at 12:54 pm


Pamela Lake June 14, 2018 at 6:33 pm

Heartiest congratulations! I’m delighted. Please come back to Opera Bastille soon!

Whit June 10, 2018 at 4:04 am

A young singer, low on funds, is staying in a hostel. With no rehearsal space, he takes himself to the forest and sings among the trees. One wonders if he had any inkling of the incomparable artist he would become!

As a peripatetic wanderer, Simon may consider himself “European”, but he has given much glory, honour and charity to his British homeland. That young man from so long ago will now kneel before the Queen to receive the feather touch of the knight’s accolade. I am simply bursting with pride and delight.

Nicholas Folwell June 9, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Hi Simon. So pleased to hear of your knighthood! It’s richly deserved! You are a wonderful standard bearer for the vocal excellence of this country!


Hana Neua June 9, 2018 at 11:17 am

Biggest congratulations !!!

Sue June 9, 2018 at 10:45 am

Splendid news that Simon has been recognised in this way.
Warmest congratulations indeed to Sir Simon Keenlyside!

diana jones June 9, 2018 at 9:41 am

Congratulations Simon!!! So well deserved! x

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