AND THE WINNER IS…

Clonter Opera Prize 2024

We are delighted to announce that the Clonter Opera Prize 2024 on Saturday night went to baritone Sam Hird, representing the Royal College of Music. The runner up prize went to Madison Horman, representing the Royal Academy of Music. Sam Hird also won the Audience Prize. Clonter was also nearly back to pre-Covid...

2024-02-05T16:25:12+00:005th February 2024|Feed, Blog, Opera, News, Reviews|

JUST GONE…

Recital given by the winner of The Betty Bannerman Award for French Song 2023

"(Thursday's) recital was excellent. The Music Room is an elegant venue and has the perfect proportions for such a recital. The two artists were outstanding - conjuring up the complex and fascinating worlds evoked by French poetry and music. It was a real privilege and...

2023-09-13T14:52:36+01:0013th September 2023|Feed, Blog, Opera, News, Reviews|

JUST GONE…

Great British Music Camp 2023

The end of a remarkable week, the culmination of which was shared with the participants’ families on Saturday afternoon, in a farewell concert received with rapturous applause. As the compère highlighted it was somewhat different to the opera, literally ‘just gone’ from the very same stage, but as played by Clonter’s founder, there were...

2023-08-14T16:46:53+01:0014th August 2023|Feed, Blog, News, Reviews|

HAVE YOUR SAY…

Do you or someone you know use a hearing aid? Well maybe you can help us… As we endeavour to improve our community’s experience at Clonter we are pursuing the possibility of installing a hearing loop in our auditorium, at our box office and behind the bar. We are currently in the process of applying for funding for this project and to strengthen our case we want to hear directly from you! All we ask for is a few seconds to complete our survey (linked below) so you can tell us...

2023-06-16T13:52:42+01:0016th June 2023|Blog, Feed, Opera, News, Reviews|

JUST GONE…

Chamber Music @ Clonter
Jeneba Kanneh-Mason

Superlatives abounded in the carpark at the end of Jeneba Kanneh-Mason’s first visit to Clonter last Saturday, some of which was captured in the feedback (see above). As one of the founders of the former Holmes Chapel Music Society stated...

2023-06-14T17:16:13+01:0014th June 2023|Feed, Blog, Opera, News, Reviews|

JUST GONE…

Jazz in June - James Pearson & Friends

We could not have been more overjoyed by the turn out last Saturday. It was as good as SOLD OUT, with only spits and spots left. And as with any live entertainment, the chemistry between the audience and musicians on stage was vital, and palpable, culminating in a standing ovation! The whole evening built slowly with James Pearson starting...

2023-06-21T16:44:03+01:009th June 2023|Feed, Blog, Opera, News, Reviews|

JUST GONE…

Spring Opera Showcase

We were absolutely delighted that we managed to lure 161 bods away for this year’s historic Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, offering an operatic alternative, with songs in several different languages. Delighted were we also with the results of the intensive week’s work, resulting in the Spring Opera Showcase, which welcomed a new...

2023-06-05T16:49:37+01:0017th May 2023|Feed, Blog, Opera, News, Reviews|

JUST GONE…

Ramsey Room Session
Jazz, Funk & Soul @ Clonter
Dave Ital & Friends

Thank you to all of those who attended our Dave Ital & Friends Ramsey Room Session on Saturday. And what a night it was, full of jazz, funk, soul and grooviness! Dave Ital and Xantoné Blacq were...

2023-04-26T17:30:17+01:0026th April 2023|Feed, Blog, Uncategorized, News, Reviews|

JUST GONE…

Opera Gala

Nearly back to pre-covid numbers for the Clonter Opera Gala 2022, with many newcomers, who gave The Company a rapturous applause at the end of this delightfully put together show, cunningly and carefully constructed by former music director Clive Timms, in a quest to present repertoire not performed in the opera galas before, and directed...

2022-11-16T16:30:54+00:0016th November 2022|Feed, Blog, News, Reviews|

PAPAGENO’S QUEST @ EDINBURGH FRINGE

We thought you might like to know how we got on in Edinburgh. Last week an enthusiastic throng of children and adults joined Papageno in the Grand Theatre, theSpaceUK @ Surgeons' Hall, on his quest to find a magpie feather for the Queen of the Night, meeting his friends Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, as well as a witch, Musetta, Carmen and Prince Charming along the way. Papageno's Quest was developed as part of Clonter’s Educational Workshop...

2022-08-31T16:22:59+01:0025th August 2022|Feed, Blog, Opera, News, Reviews, Press|
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