Serenade to Music: the Ulster Consort – 3 June

Serenade to Music: A Celebration of British and Irish Music

In music fit for a summer’s evening, the Ulster Consort presents well-known works by some of the giants of the British and Irish music scene of the 19th and 20th centuries. These include Dublin-born Charles Villiers Stanford, and Armagh-born Charles Wood, both of whom taught Ralph Vaughan Williams, as did Hubert Parry. In contrast, Edward Elgar was largely self-taught, but is now regarded as one of the finest composers of his generation. Celebrate this rich legacy from these islands in the feast of choral and organ music.

The Ulster Consort, which made its debut with a stellar, critically acclaimed performance of Handel’s Messiah in December 2019, is Northern Ireland’s newest professional music ensemble and one of the very few professional vocal ensembles in the region. Founded by the internationally renowned and now Belfast-based conductor, Matthew Owens, the large core of the Consort’s membership consists of singers born or based in Northern Ireland.

Supported by Lottery Project Funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Venue: Portico Arts & Heritage Centre, Steel Dickson Avenue, Portaferry BT22 1LE
Date: Saturday 03 June 2023
Time: 19:30 – 21:30
Cost: £20 + Booking Fee; Under 25s £10 + Booking Fee

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