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ATTENTION – We have been experiencing some issues with our online bookings, but this has now been resolved. Due to this glitch, we have extended the booking period for John Ieuan Jones’ recital (see below).
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NOT TOO LATE

Clonterbrook Music Room Recital Series
John Ieuan Jones, accompanied by Robin Humphreys
Sat 5 – Sat 19 September

No prizes for recognising this name and face. John Ieuan Jones took part in the Tea with programme in March, alongside Catrin Woodruff (See later), AND  he both performed and directed, as well as edited, the virtual tea in June, joined the second time by Naomi Rogers, both students from the Royal Northern College of Music. Prior to that Ieuan played a pivotal role in the education programme, and performed in front of the Friends and Patrons, last September at Clonter. For those that attended Clonter’s Family Day Out last Sunday, Ieuan also appeared in the form of Papageno, as the main protagoist of Papageno’s Quest.
Photo Album – https://www.clonter.org/clonter-fair-2020/

It seems therefore not only right and proper but it is also our absolute pleasure that we should be able to offer Ieuan the only real platform we are currently able to offer any artists, a Clonterbrook Music Room Recital. Whilst he will be the second baritone we have recorded during this series, he will be offering up a very different affair.

We very much hope you will enjoy it. Due to the booking issues mentioned above, this event will now be available for one more week – 19th September.

‘John Ieuan has become one of our most successful young singers in recent years.’
Sir Bryn Terfel CBE

For More Infohttps://www.clonter.org/event/clonterbrook-music-room-recital-series-john-leuan-jones/

COMING SOON

Tea With… Songs from the Shows
Wed 30 September – Wed 7 October

We are getting nearer to getting you back in the building, by broadcasting a show directly from the Ramsey Room. One of the singers, soprano Catrin Woodruff, to those that came in March will recognise, will be performing her first post Lockdown gig, here at Clonter. Joined by baritone Mark Nathan, who dazzled the Friends of Clonter in 2018 with his depiction of Sweeney Todd.

In order to give you the most multi-sensory experience we are currently able to offer, afternoon tea can be ordered to be delivered directly to your door to accompany the virtual concert. To book a tea, please contact the box office on 01260 224 514 on Wednesday & Friday 10.00 – 4.00 or email boxoffice@clonter.org.

For More Info – https://www.clonter.org/event/tea-with-songs-from-the-shows-digital-outreach/

Clonterbrook Music Room Recital Series
Olivia Carrell, accompanied by Silvia Magagni
Sat 3 – Sat 10 October

So to our next recital offering, we are delighted to present Olivia Carrell, a recent graduate from the Royal Northern College of Music. Olivia will be accompanied by Silvia Magagni.

Olivia is a 24-year-old soprano from Hertfordshire based in London. Last year, Olivia received a generous scholarship from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust which allowed her to complete her Masters of Music at the Royal Northern College of Music with a distinction under the tutelage of Deborah Rees. She also graduated with a First Class Bachelors of Music degree from the RNCM in 2018. Throughout her undergraduate degree, she has performed several principle roles such as Blanche de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogue des Carmelites, The Dew Fairy in Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel, Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Maria Bertram in Dove’s Mansfield Park. In July 2019, she performed at Buxton International Opera Festival making her debut at the festival covering the role of Rutilia in Cladara’s forgotten gem, Lucio Pappirio Dittattore. She has worked closely with composers in discovering the world of contemporary classical music, which resulted in her premiering a one-woman operetta called Growth of the Silk which was received very well at Tete-a-Tete Opera festival in August 2019. The performance was deemed “the highlight of the festival for me” by Tete-a-Tete’s founder, Bill Bankes-Jones. Olivia looks forward to an exciting collaboration with esteemed contemporary classical composer, Gary Lloyd, in his new cutting-edge composition regarding the Covid-19 crisis as well as a principle role of Francoise with Buxton Opera Festival in July 2021 in Hahn’s Ciboulette.

For More Info https://www.clonter.org/event/clonterbrook-music-room-recital-series-olivia-carrell-digital-outreach/

An Evening with Lemn Sissay
Sat 10 – Sat 17 October

In order to turn a negative into a positive, we would like to invite you to engage with Lemn, in advance of the event, which is not something we are usually able to do.

How appropriate it seems that such an inspirational figure should be imparting an insight into how to overcome adversity, in this year of all years, on World Mental Health Day.

Part of the show includes a Q&A, and therefore we would like to invite anyone to submit questions in advance, which we will pass on to him. The deadline for submission of a question is Tuesday 22nd September.

For More Info – https://www.clonter.org/event/lemn-sissay/

Ramsey Room Sessions
John Dhali
Sat 21 – Sat 28 November

‘We think this man is a future number one artist.’
Rob Adcock, BBC Introducing

Similarly to Lemn Sissay, the benefit we are able to offer for this event is to invite you to make a request to John, from his back catalogue, in advance of the event, which is not something we are usually able to do.

For More Info – https://www.clonter.org/event/john-dhali/

‘Delayed’ Jazz in June
James Pearson
November – Exact Date TBC

Currently under discussion with James Pearson is to lure him physically to Clonter, for a ‘Socially Distanced’ performance. He would be coming on his own, to give a very intimate performance to a very select few. This would mean that tickets would be more expensive than usual, but IF you would welcome the opportunity to come to a live show, and are prepared to pay a premium price of £63, then please let our box office know – boxoffice@clonter.org

For other James Pearson devotees, whatever the weather, we are still on track to beam him into your living room somehow. Watch this space.

Gospel@Clonter
London Adventist Chorale
Sat 5 – Sat 12 December

As per James Pearson and the delayed ‘Jazz in June’, we are currently testing the water to see if there are 107 people (the maximum number we are able to socially distance in our auditorium) out there who would be willing to pay £79.50 per ticket to come to see the London Adventist Chorale LIVE in December. If you would be one of those people, please contact our box office – boxoffice@clonter.org

For other London Adventist Chorale devotees, whatever the weather, we will beam their Christmas cheer into your living room.

For More Infohttps://www.clonter.org/event/gospelclonter-4/

Until next week, take care!