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Dear Patrons, Friends and Supporters,

We hope you all had a wonderful festive period and got to enjoy a few days of rest with family and friends.

What better way to start off the new year than by joining us at one of the events below? Have a browse and see what takes your fancy!

We are delighted to now also be able to invite Friends of Clonter to make use of the priority booking period for the Spring Opera Showcase and Jazz in June. Please scroll down for further details.
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Chamber Music @ Clonter – The Gould Piano Trio & Robert Plane
Sat 21 January, 3pm

Robert Plane and the Gould Trio have been giving concerts, recording and touring together for thirty years.

They were initially brought together in performances of Messiaen’s monumental Quartet for the End of Time, a work of extraordinary power, luminous beauty and spiritual enrichment. They’ve given countless performances over the years, particularly in 2008, the centenary of Messiaen’s birth, when they also made their CD recording for Chandos, hailed by BBC Music Magazine as the ‘finest modern recording’ of this epic masterpiece, and garnering acclaim across the press.

Tickets £10.50, £16, £21, £26, FREE for under-26s
Doors Open 2pm
Performance Starts 3pm
Interval 30 minutes

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Opera Prize
Sat
 
4 February, 7pm

Contestants nominated by the UK’s leading conservatoires, compete for a prize before a distinguished panel of judges. The audience collectively act as one judge.

This event is perfect for anyone who is either interested in spotting emerging talent, and enjoys following singers’ careers, or for an opera novice, who would like to dip their toe in the operatic water, getting a taster from a wide range of operas, before committing to a whole one.

Tickets £20, £26, £32, £38, FREE for under-26s
Doors Open 6pm
Performance Starts 7pm
Interval 70-minute supper interval; pre-order supper, or bring your own picnic

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Chamber Music @ Clonter – Piatti String Ensemble, Simon Callaghan & Richard Waldock
Sat 25 February, 3pm

The Piatti Ensemble is an exciting mix of the founding members of the Piatti Quartet with one of the foremost pianists in the UK, Simon Callaghan. They are amalgamating their wealth of experience in performance and in the recording studio to discover, record and promote not only the more renowned works for string ensemble and piano, but also neglected gems of the repertoire. They shall also be joined by Richard Waldock on Double Bass.

Tickets £10.50, £16, £21, £26, FREE for under-26s
Doors Open 2pm
Performance Starts 3pm
Interval 30 minutes

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Tea with… Songs from the Shows
Wed 8 March, 3pm

This increasingly popular Clonter event consists of traditional afternoon tea, preceded by an hour of musical entertainment, presented by two singers and a pianist, under the swagged red organza and brass chandelier, banqueting style in the intimacy of the Ramsey Room at Clonter.

Clonter also offers a ‘relaxed’ performance* – On Tuesday 7th March – which was introduced to offer people in care homes, or for those being cared for at home, and their carers, something to go to together during the day. This opportunity has also been extended to those with other disabilities.

Wednesday 8th March
Tickets £38 (Ramsey Room), £32 (Foyer) – Both to include Concert & Tea, £17 (Foyer) – Concert Only
Doors Open 2.30pm
Performance 3 – 4pm
Tea Served 4pm

*Relaxed Performance – Tuesday 7th March
Tickets £22 + 1 carer comes for free

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Klezmer-ish
Sat 18 March, 7.30pm

Meet Klezmer-ish, four incredibly outward-looking classically trained musicians who met whilst playing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. From rip-roaring klezmer and dynamic tango to their self-penned gypsy jazz, Klezmer-ish bring a trademark twist to whatever genre takes their fancy. Drawing inspiration from the music of bygone travellers, Klezmer-ish take their audience on a seamless musical journey, always on the move.

Tickets £10.50, £16, £21, £26, FREE for under-26s
Doors Open 6.30pm
Performance Starts 7.30pm
Interval 30 minutes

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TICKETS NOW ON SALE…

Priority Booking Period for Friends Now Open

We are delighted to now be able to invite Friends of Clonter to book tickets for the Spring Opera Showcase and Jazz in June. You can book by phone on 01260 224514 (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am – 4pm) or via the ‘Book Now’ links below.

Please note that when you go to book, to click on the log-in link.
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Not Too Late to Become a Friend

As you may recall from our previous updates, we have reintroduced the priority booking periods for Patrons and Friends of Clonter (2 weeks priority for Patrons / 1 week priority for Friends). If you are not already a Friend, and you would welcome being able to take advantage of this benefit, it is not too late to become one. Click here for further information. The priority booking period for Friends will end on Wed 11 January. Non-Friends of Clonter may book online or by phone after this date.
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Spring Opera Showcase
Sat 13 May, 7pm

Spring will soon be on the horizon, and with it heralds the annual Masterclasses, and the subsequent Spring Opera Showcase, which offers a rich variety of semi-staged opera scenes and arias, set into context, to entertain opera novices of all ages and seasoned opera lovers in equal measure.

Masterclass – Thurs 11 May
Tickets £5, FREE for Patrons, Friends & Students
Masterclass 2 – 3.30pm

Spring Opera Showcase – Sat 13 May
Tickets £20, £26, £33, £38, FREE for under-26s
Early Bird Ticket (10% Discount) available until 18th January
Doors Open 6pm
Performance Starts 7pm
Interval 70 minute supper interval; pre-order supper, or bring your own picnic

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Jazz in June
Sat 3 June, 7pm

James Pearson is a pianist, composer and creative tour de force.

He is the Artistic Director at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club where his trio are the house band. Their last album ‘Swing the Club’, recorded live at the venue, received excellent reviews across the board.

Special Guests TBC

Tickets £25, £32, £37, £42, FREE for under-26s
Early Bird Ticket (10% Discount) available until 18th January
Doors Open 6pm
Performance Starts 7pm
Interval 70 minute supper interval; pre-order supper, or bring your own picnic

Click here for More Info & Book Now