Ulster Consort

Serenade to Music: the Ulster Consort

Tickets £20.00

£10 tickets available for Under 25s or those new to Portico or classical music

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A celebration of British and Irish music with the Ulster Consort accompanied by organist Tristan Russcher and conducted by Matthew Owens.

Serenade to Music: A Celebration of British and Irish Music

In music fit for a summer’s evening, the Ulster Consort presents well-known works by some of the giants of the British and Irish music scene of the 19th and 20th centuries. These include Dublin-born Charles Villiers Stanford, and Armagh-born Charles Wood, both of whom taught Ralph Vaughan Williams, as did Hubert Parry. In contrast, Edward Elgar was largely self-taught, but is now regarded as one of the finest composers of his generation. Celebrate this rich legacy from these islands in the feast of choral and organ music. 


Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music                            

Stanford Three Motets                                                      

Stanford Two Preludes on Old Irish Church Melodies        

Pearsall Lay a garland                                                         

Parry I was glad                                                                


Elgar  The spirit of the Lord is upon me                      

Elgar  Nimrod (from Enigma Variations)                     

Wood  Music when soft voices die                                 

Stanford The Bluebird                                                         

Vaughan Williams Five mystical songs                             

About the Ulster Consort

The Ulster Consort, which made its debut with a stellar, critically acclaimed performance of Handel's Messiah in December 2019, is Northern Ireland's newest professional music ensemble and one of the very few professional vocal ensembles in the region. Founded by the internationally renowned and now Belfast-based conductor, Matthew Owens, the large core of the Consort's membership consists of singers born or based in Northern Ireland.

Its energies are focused on the finest works of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods – working with period instruments and in an historically informed manner – through to the glorious smaller-scaled works of the Romantic era and the 20th century.

  • Arts Council NI

    Arts Council of Northern Ireland

    Supported by Lottery Project Funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

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