Come to hear fantastic opera singers and instrumentalists from the best composers sung by international talent in the National Liberal Club—one of London's oldest private member clubs which was among the first to allow women as members. There are views of the London Eye and it's right next to the River Thames. You will experience wonderful music performed by the best talent in the elegant environment of this traditional old-world club. You will have the opportunity for a meet and greet with the artists in the exquisite yet intimate surroundings. We have an extra-long interval so that you can enjoy a drink with us and some conversation with the artists and other guests. For the concert, you are welcome to come to the concert dressed as you feel comfortable, but if you dress up (jacket and tie for men and no jeans or sneakers) you will be welcome to explore the rest of the club and sit by the fire or just hang out in the bar. For those who want to dress up and see the club, I will meet you at 7pm, before the concert at 730pm, to give the group a personal tour. Remember the dress code if you're interested. I would not want anyone to be disappointed.
I am a Bel Canto specialist tenor currently doing a research doctorate in Bel Canto historical performance practice at the Royal College of Music. I have 15 years teaching experience at the International Bel Canto Vocal Studio with students from around the world. Current and former students have sung with Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, Royal Opera of Copenhagen, and study at conservatoires around the world including in Vienna, Denmark, Italy, and America. I have also founded Bel Canto festivals in London and Venice, Italy.
Prosecco, beer, wine and more at the cash bar.
Concert Entry Meet our singers and have a wonderful evening of music in a once in a lifetime venue.
The National Liberal Club is a London gentlemen's club but is actually open to both men and women. Established by W. E. Gladstone in 1882, it was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and was completed in 1887. The club's neo-Gothic building on the Embankment of the Thames is the second-largest clubhouse ever built. It is located at Whitehall Place, close to the Houses of Parliament, the Thames Embankment and Trafalgar Square.
Cash for the bar and dress nicely if you would like to explore the club with me otherwise just bring yourself!
While there is no dress code for entry to the concert room, if you would like to experience the rest of the club there is a dress code.