Sir Simon Keenlyside

Photo @Clarence House on Twitter


Simon Keenlyside was awarded the well deserved honour of a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018 and was knighted by HRH The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 07 February 2019.

The Tweet from Clarence House on 07 February reads as follows:

“British Baritone, Sir Simon Keenlyside was knighted by The Prince of Wales today for his services to music. Simon has had an exciting international career performing in operas and concerts since the mid-1980s.”


Twitter Roundup

A number of comments and messages of congratulation to Simon on his knighthood were posted on Twitter….


Many congratulations to Sir Simon Keenlyside!!

Fantastic news. Many congratulations to Simon!

Absolutely well deserved

Congratulations Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Simon Keenlyside, @reallyredrosa, @AliceCoote, @GillianMoore10 and @ClassicFM’s own Composer in Residence, @wisemandebbie OBE!

Delighted to see so many classical music warriors on the Honours list: Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Simon Keenlyside, @Thomas_ades @reallyredrosa, @AliceCoote, @GillianMoore10 @susannaeastburn @barryfarrimond @wisemandebbie

Congratulations to our Composer in Residence, Debbie Wiseman, who’s been made an OBE! Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is made a Companion of Honour and baritone Simon Keenlyside receives a knighthood in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours

Sir Simon Keenlyside and @AliceCoote OBE! #birthdayhonours

Simon Keenlyside being knighted – good one. His Papageno in The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera two of my favourite performances #opera #baritone

Birthday honours list just keeps on giving – @simon_schama and Simon Keenlyside, yay to that!

Huge congratulations to Simon Keenlyside on receiving a knighthood. Wonderful! @SJCChoir @stjohnscam

Sir Simon Keenlyside. Not bad. #BirthdayHonours

Congrats to Simon Keenlyside on his knighthood @RoyalOperaHouse well deserved

Queen’s birthday honours in music? Companion of Honour: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, knighthood: Sir Simon Keenlyside ….

Also Simon Keenlyside is becoming a Sir.

Congratulations Sir Simon Keenlyside! @skbaritoneinfo #birthdayhonours

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List was released today… congratulations to Simon Keenlyside who received a Knighthood, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa who received a CH, and @Thomas_ades who received a CBE

Just catching up with #QueensBirthdayHonours. Absolutely delighted to see news of Dame Emma Thompson and Sir Simon Keenlyside.

A new ‘Sir Simon…’ in the music world; congrats to Sir Simon Keenlyside on his elevation that’s one for @SJCChoir

Congrats to all, esp my Cambridge contemporary Simon Keenlyside!

Fantastic news. Many congratulations to Sir Simon Keenlyside.

Congratulations to the brand-new dames and knights: Sir Kazuo Ishiguro, Sir @simon_schama, Dame @wmarybeard, Dame Emma Thompson, and Sir Simon Keenlyside! #QueenBirthdaysHonours

Congrats!! SIR Simon Keenlyside!!!! @skbaritoneinfo #birthdayhonours

Huge congrats to “SIR Simon Keenlyside”…. #knight #simonkeenlyside

Huge congratulations to @RNCMvoice alumnus Simon Keenlyside on being awarded a knighthood in the birthday honours list

Sir Simon Keenlyside! I never doubted it. #baritone #Opera #birthdayhonours

Utterly delighted that two of my most formative heroes, representing two of my greatest passions, have been knighted today. Richly deserved congratulations to @kennethdalglish & Sir Simon Keenlyside!

Huge congratulations to Simon Keenlyside CBE, Baritone, who has been awarded a Knighthood for services to music in the #QueensBirthdayHonours Arise Sir Simon!

It’s a very sibilant Queen’s b’day honours list in the UK this year, especially among men in the arts: Sir @simon_schama, Sir Simon Keenlyside, Sir Kazuo Ishiguro . . .

Congratulations to RNCM vocal alumni Sir Simon Keenlyside and Alice Coote OBE- recognised in the Birthday Honours list 2018. @RNCMVoice


A richly deserved honour for Sir Simon

NEWS | Congratulations to RNCM alumni Simon Keenlyside and Alice Coote who have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to music! #QueensBirthdayHonours #RNCMAlumni

Congrats to Simon Keenlyside!

Fantastic news! Baritone Simon Keenlyside has been knighted by the Queen in her birthday honors list! …….

Good to see a very well deserved knighthood for Simon Keenlyside in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Huge congratulations to our alumnus and keen zoologist Simon Keenlyside, @skbaritoneinfo, who has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to music.

Congratulations to baritone Simon Keenlyside for his knighthood! ….

Congratulations to Simon Keenlyside!

Delighted by this news! My favourite baritone Simon Keenlyside Knighted By The Queen

Congratulations Sir Simon Keenlyside! A hugely well-deserved honour… We had the absolute pleasure of hosting an inspirational masterclass at RGS Music department earlier in the year.