classical encounters


Around The World Of Opera

A selection tailor-made for each event, including well-known gems from the treasury of opera by Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, Gounod, Rossini, Donizetti and Bizet. Largo al Factotum, O Mio Babbino Caro, The Toreador's Song, Musetta's Waltz, Rusalka's Song to The Moon, La Ci Darem La Mano, The Jewel Song and many more.

Dunque io son - Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Rossini - PLAY

O mio babbino caro - Gianni Schicchi - Puccini - PLAY


The Golden Age of Hollywood


Relive the romance of a bygone age, with a celebration of the music and movies made famous by stars of the silver screen Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson. Featuring: New Moon, Naughty Marietta, Rose Marie, Maytime, Bittersweet, Kismet, Show Boat, Anchors Aweigh, and Kiss Me Kate.

The Indian Love Call - Rose Marie - Rudolf Friml - PLAY


Two Hearts in Waltz Time

The operettas of the Strauss family, Lehar, Kalman, Stolz, and Zeller were the popular music of their day, and the melodies they created still touch the hearts of all who hear them, be if for the first or the hundredth time. A Viennese whirl of glorious melodies, glamorous gowns and glittering ballrooms.

My Song of Love - White Horse Inn - Robert Stolz - PLAY


Songs and duets by the masters of comic opera - Gilbert and Sullivan - interspersed with lesser-known gems from their contemporaries and successors. A fun and informative concert, featuring HMS Pinafore, Chu Chin Chow, The Gondoliers, The Rose of Persia, Iolanthe, The Arcadians, Patience, The Quaker Girl, The Pirates of Penzance, Tom Jones, The Sorcerer, The Maid of the Mountains, The Mikado, Merrie England, The Geisha and Florodora.

Charming Weather - The Arcadians - Lionel Monckton - PLAY


A Night in the Gardens of Spain

The Gypsy girl, Carmen, bewitches a soldier in Seville, the Toreador tells of heroic deeds in the bull-ring, Don Giovanni seduces a young girl on the day of her wedding, and Figaro, the Barber of Seville, manages a little match-making between his hair-styling duties. Arias and duets with a Spanish flavour, including Granada, Largo al Factotum, Chanson Boheme, La ci darem la mano, The Toreador's Song, Micaela's Aria, Seguidilla and Dunque io son.

The Toreador - Carmen - Bizet - PLAY


We’ll Meet Again

An evening of unashamed nostalgia, remembering the songs of yesteryear and the music of two world wars. Ivor Novello, Noel Coward, Rudolf Friml, Sigmund Romberg, and Rodgers and Hart all feature in this trip down memory lane, plus a grand finale sing-along of the songs made famous by the forces' sweethearts: Gracie Fields, Vera Lynn and Anne Shelton.

With A Song In My Heart - Spring is Here - Rodgers & Hart - PLAY


There's No Business Like Show Business

A night at the musicals featuring My Fair Lady, The King and I, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Oklahoma!, Carousel, Showboat, West Side Story, Gigi, The Phantom of the Opera, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Les Miserables, and many more.

I Could Have Danced All Night - My Fair Lady - Lerner & Loewe - PLAY


Just a Song Before Twilight

Join us for an evening around the piano, celebrating the music of the Victorian era: Bless This House, The Holy City, Panis Angelicus, The Lost Chord, Home, Sweet Home, arias and duets from Faust, La Boheme, The Mikado, Iolanthe and HMS Pinafore and a sing-along of music hall favourites.

The Jewel Song - Faust - Gounod - PLAY


A Victorian Christmas

A festive selection of Christmas words and music and Victorian ballads in a candle-lit setting and Victorian costume. Including O Holy Night, Panis Angelicus, The Lost Chord, Bless This House, Silent Night, The Holy City, Christmas poetry, readings from Charles Dickens, and Carols for All.

Panis Angelicus - Cesar Franck - PLAY


Champagne & Roses

A romantic evening of melting melodies and duets, suitable for Valentine's Day, Ladies' Nights, birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions. With a rose for all the ladies, this is a truly memorable evening. Includes Some Enchanted Evening, And This Is My Beloved, La Vie en Rose, Stranger in Paradise, So In Love and The Merry Widow Waltz.

Some Enchanted Evening - South Pacific - Rodgers & Hammerstein - PLAY


A Miniature Mikado

A potted version for four singers and narrator of this hilarious comedy by Gilbert and Sullivan, fully staged, with costumes and props. Ideal for corporate entertainment or schools, as there are several opportunities for guests to take part in the proceedings as soloists and members of the chorus.

Tit Willow & The Sun Whose Rays - The Mikado - Gilbert & Sullivan - PLAY


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