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RAMSEY ROOM SESSION
THE STEVE & BEN SOMERS BAND

Sat 27 April 2024 - 8:00 pm

Ben Somers came to take part in one of the Crossover Festivals at Clonter, returning to entertain a Ramsey Room Session audience pre-Covid. He will now return to treat you to an extraordinary musical journey as a now renowned father-son duo, Steve & Ben Somers!
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SPRING OPERA SHOWCASE

Sat 18 May 2024 - 7:00 pm

Spring is nearly here, 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.
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CLONTERBROOK RECITAL – BETTY BANNERMAN AWARD FOR FRENCH SONG

Fri 24 May 2024 - 3:00 pm

Clonter is delighted to be presenting a recital to be given by Jessica Hopkins, last year’s winner of the Betty Bannerman Award for French Song, established for students at the Royal Northern College of Music. The recital will take place in the Music Room at Clonterbrook (1 minute drive from Clonter Opera Theatre).
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POLLY GIBBONS – ‘AS IT IS’

Fri 31 May 2024 - 7:30 pm

Last summer, singer and songwriter Polly Gibbons released her ninth album, ‘As It Is’. A departure from straight-ahead swinging jazz, this is her first album of all-original songs written, arranged and produced by Polly and co-produced by long-time musical collaborator and artistic director at Ronnie Scott’s, James Pearson.
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JAMES PEARSON & FRIENDS

Sat 1 June 2024 - 7:00 pm

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.
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TEA WITH… SONGS FROM THE SHOWS

Wed 19 June 2024 - 3:00 pm

This increasingly popular Clonter event consists of an hour of music, followed by traditional afternoon tea. The tea itself includes smoked salmon, cream cheese and cucumber, and egg mayonnaise sandwiches, with the crusts cut off, followed by a tiered cake stand presented to your table with an assortment of goodies.
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KARINE POLWART & DAVE MILLIGAN

Fri 21 June 2024 - 7:30 pm

Seven-time winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including 2018 Folk Singer of The Year, Karine Polwart’s latest project is a collaboration with renowned jazz/folk pianist Dave Milligan. Karine is a multi-award-winning Scottish songwriter, folk singer, and storyteller and Dave is a highly versatile musician and a leading figure in the diverse Scottish music scene.
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THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE

Thurs 18 July 2024 to Sat 27 July 2024

Clonter has commissioned a new play about the life of Giacomo Puccini, with music from six of his best loved operas: Tosca, Madame Butterfly, La Bohème, La Rondine, Gianni Schicchi and Turandot, including the famous arias, Nessun dorma and O mio babbino caro.
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JEREMY SASSOON’S MOJO

Sat 28 September 2024 - 7:30 pm

A foot-stomping, barn-storming celebration of some of the most iconic and best-loved musicians of Jewish origin. Internationally renowned singer-pianist Jeremy Sassoon and his superb band will take you on a journey through the golden era of Gershwin and the Great American Songbook to the 21st century, honouring artists such as Carole King, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Randy Newman and Amy Winehouse.
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ARIAS & ANTIQUES – TIM WONNACOTT

Thurs 24 October 2024 - 11:15 am

Clonter is delighted to announce that Tim Wonnacott, of Bargain Hunt fame, is generously coming to Clonter to give a talk, called Arias and Antiques, for the Clonter Audience. This will be combined with a Ploughman’s Lunch.
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