Tuesday 9th October 2018, 6:30pm - Tuesday 20th November 2018, 6:30pm
Music Club with Liz Nolan
The Friends of UCH Music Club is back for its third season and due to demand we have added a fourth night! Once again we are delighted to have Liz Nolan taking the lead, guiding us through conversation around some wonderful music.
Tuesday 9th October
‘Faust’ by Charles Gounod
UCH Music Club begins the season with a toast to lyric French composer Charles Gounod, who celebrates his 200th birthday this year. His operatic masterpiece ‘Faust’ (1859) was Gounod’s greatest success – and his nemesis! Find out why, in a work which offers a wealth of song, story and sublime interpretations – all spiced with a touch of bedevilment.
Tuesday 23rd October
The Great Sopranos
Prima Donna… since the inception of opera, its first ladies have become legends, famed for the vitality and beauty of their performances. UCH Music Club pays tribute to modern day icons including Birgit Nilsson, Beverly Sills, Callas and Sutherland, Lucia Popp, Mirella Freni and Angela Gheorghius.
Tuesday 6th November
‘There is no theory. You have only to listen. Pleasure is the law’ – Claude Debussy. 2018 marks the centenary of Claude Debussy’s death. The Parisian composer is a key figure in charting the course for 20th century music and his works speak of subtle passions and colour, in a uniquely sensuous appeal. UCH Music Club celebrates Debussy, with recordings from his orchestral, chamber and vocal works.
Tuesday 20th November
A kingdom of sweets, a handsome prince, a sugar plum fairy, dancing snowflakes and a Christmas tree. What’s not to love about The Nutcracker? However, Tchaikovsky’s last ballet is actually derived from a dark Gothic tale and the composer himself had doubts of its success. Hear these and other stories, along with exceptional recordings of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet.
Start time – 6.30pm each evening. Places are limited so early booking is advisable. Price includes all four evenings and a glass of wine!
To Book call Mairead 061 213306 / Box Office 061 331549