Set in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside, Clonter offers audiences an opportunity to hear some of the world’s finest emerging musical talent from a wide range of genres, including jazz, folk, opera, gospel and panto. We are passionate about live musical theatre and aim to provide a diverse programme of events. Clonter offers an exciting range of opportunities for our audiences to get up close to our work, with pre-performance talks, open opera studios, musical theatre workshops and much more. Make a night of your visit, bring the family, enjoy dining in our Carmen Room Restaurant or bring your own picnic. Come and explore all that Clonter has to offer!
Clonter Opera Theatre, Swettenham Heath, Congleton, CW12 2LR
JAZZ IN JUNE…
Clonter could not have been more delighted with the turn out on Saturday night. Absolutely every seat was sold. James Pearson, returning to Clonter for the second time this year – having been to help celebrate Clonter’s founder, Jeffery Lockett’s 80th Birthday in April, as part of the When Ravel Met Gershwin event – delighted his loyal audience, plus the new 20% new comers. This year Mr Pearson delivered a programme in large part celebrating the great George Shearing, acknowledging his visit to Clonter in 1979, stating how privileged he, MR Pearson, felt to be on the same stage as this historical giant of jazz. Mr Pearson was joined by his fellow house band members from Ronnie Scotts – Sam Burgess on Bass, and Chris Higginbottom on Drums, with the added bonus of Alex Garnett on Saxophone, but performing at Clonter for the first time was award winning jazz singer, Sara Dowling, who made her jazz debut at Matt and Phreds jazz club in Manchester.