classical encounters


Musical entertainment tailor-made for your special event.

Classical Encounters was founded in 2002 by opera singers Sally-Ann Shepherdson, soprano, and  Trevor Alexander, baritone. With their combined experience of performing in opera and concert in many prestigious venues throughout the world, including theatres, concert halls, palaces, luxury hotels, cruise ships, London livery halls, golf clubs and outdoor venues, they are ideally suited to organise and present entertainment for every kind of event. Concerts and after-dinner entertainment can be adapted to suit all tastes and budgets and, with a scrupulous attention to detail, the use of highly experienced performers and their unique and light-hearted performing style, Classical Encounters are sure to turn your event into a truly memorable occasion.

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Events catered forFrom an orchestra and singers for an Opera Gala or 'Last Night of the Proms' concert to an opera quartet with pianist, a soloist at a wedding, or the ever popular surprise ‘Singing Waiters’, Classical Encounters can perform in any venue from drawing rooms to theatres and outdoor events.

Classical Encounters' repertoire includes a wide selection of themed concert programmes for two to four singers and pianist. These semi-staged, scripted shows, particularly suitable for dinners, charity events and corporate entertainment, are presented in a relaxed and light-hearted manner and encourage audience participation in some of the best-loved melodies ever written.

I Could Have Danced All Night - My Fair Lady - Rodgers & Hammerstein - PLAY

Through their sister company, Opera Encounters, they can also provide miniature versions of some of the world’s most popular operas, including Carmen, La Traviata, Don Pasquale, La Bohème, The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus and The Mikado. These operas are fully staged, in costume, and include all the famous arias, duets and ensembles, accompanied either on the piano or by a small orchestral ensemble, according to budget.

A Miniature Mikado


“Thank you once again for coming such a long journey yesterday to entertain us so delightfully. Everyone enjoyed your performances very much indeed and your choice of programme brought back many memories.”

Largo al Factotum - Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Rossini - PLAY

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