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2017
 
21st Anniversary Opera Supper and Concert
Saturday, 7th October 2017

Featuring: Rachel Bamforth, Mezzo-soprano; Jennifer Bradbury, Soprano; Grant Carnell, Tenor; David Kirby-Ashmore, Baritone; Arron Long, Tenor; Eric Roe, Tenor; Benjamin Sweeney, Tenor and Petra Wells, Soprano.

Compere: David Kirby-Ashmore

Directed from the piano by Mrs. Claire Sweeney

and Dr. Robert Alderson (Hon. Dr. Culture & Arts ARCM LGSM)

St. Edward Hall, Sacred Heart Catholic College,

Liverpool Road, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 5TF

Tickets: £22.50 (£20.00 concessions) inclusive of interval two-course

Buffet Supper by Gillions of Crosby

Fundraising Raffle, Licensed Bar and on-site car parking

 
Summer Opera Concert
Saturday, 3rd June 2017

Featuring: Rachel Bamforth, Mezzo-soprano; Ione Chadwick, Soprano; Jonathan Gort, Baritone; Keith Kearns, Tenor, Arron Long, Tenor; Fionn O hAlmhain, Bass,

and Eric Roe, Tenor.

Compere: David Kirby-Ashmore

Directed from the piano by Glyn Mon Hughes

and Dr. Robert Alderson (Hon. Dr. Culture & Arts ARCM LGSM)
The Music Room, Poulton Hall, Poulton Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 9LN

Tickets: £15.00 (£12.50 concessions) inclusive of strawberries and cream with shortbread

Fundraising Raffle and on-site car parking


2016
 
A Grand Night for Singing
Saturday, 1st October 2016
A Celebratory Birthday Concert with a mixture of Opera and Songs from the Shows
Featuring: Natasha Agarwal, Mezzo-soprano; Rachel Bamforth, Mezzo-soprano; Nick Hardy, Tenor; Arron Long, Tenor, Benjamin Sweeney, Tenor and Petra Wells, Soprano.
Directed from the piano by Claire Sweeney
with Dr. Robert Alderson (Hon. Dr. Culture & Arts ARCM LGSM)
St. Edward Hall and Sixth Form Centre, Sacred Heart Catholic College,
Liverpool Road, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 5TF
Tickets: £12.00 (£10.00 concessions, £5.00 children) inclusive of a
2-course Finger Buffet and beverage
Buffet prepared by Gillions of Crosby
Fundraising Raffle and on-site car parking
 
20th Anniversary Opera Supper and Concert
Saturday, 10th September 2016
Featuring: Natasha Agarwal, Soprano; Rachel Bamforth, Mezzo-soprano; Arron Long, Tenor; Nick Hardy, Tenor and Benjamin Sweeney, Tenor.
Directed from the piano by Claire Sweeney
The Ancient Barn and Dining Hall, Crosby Hall Educational Trust,
Back Lane, Little Crosby, Liverpool, L23 4UA.
Tickets: £20.00 (£18.00 concessions) inclusive of two-course Hot Buffet Supper and wine
Buffet prepared by Gillions of Crosby
Fundraising Raffle and on-site car parking
 
An Evening of Opera
Saturday, 7th May 2016
Featuring: Ione Chadwick, Soprano; David Kirby-Ashmore, Baritone; Arron Long, Tenor and Darwin Leonard Prakash, Baritone.
Directed from the piano by Jonathan Ellis
The Music Room, Poulton Hall, Poulton Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 9LN
Tickets: £12.00 (£10.00 concessions) inclusive of Cheese, Wine and nibbles
Fundraising Raffle and on-site car parking
An Evening of Opera ~ Saturday, 7th May 2016
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A Gala Opera Concert

Saturday, 12th March 2016

With piano accompaniment, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Una Voce Opera Company's founding. The programme will reflect Una Voce's past productions as well as some all time favourites from the World of Opera.

Featuring: Ehren Agarwal, Saxophone; Natasha Agarwal, Soprano; Terence Ayebare, Baritone; Eilin O’Dea, Soprano and Benjamin Sweeney, Tenor.
Directed from the piano by John Peace

The Concert Room, St. George's Hall, St. George's Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ.

Raised Tier and Floor Tickets: £25.00 and £22.00 concessions; £12.00 children (over 12 and under 16 years of age)
Balcony: £12.00 (over 16 years of age)
Tickets inclusive of a complimentary drink

Licenced Bar open from 6.30pm before the start of concert and during the interval

Car-parking available on the plateau, on a first come first served basis. Please contact UVOC direct if you require a Parking Permit.

A Gala Opera Concert ~ Saturday, 12th March 2016
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Photograph by David Munn
A Gala Opera Concert, St. George's Hall 12/03/2016
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Photograph by David Munn
A Gala Opera Concert ~ Saturday, 12th March 2016
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Natasha Agarwal & Terence Ayebare
A Gala Opera Concert ~ Saturday, 12th March 2016
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Benjamin Sweeney & Terence Ayebare with John Peace
A Gala Opera Concert ~ Saturday, 12th March 2016
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Terence Ayebare with John Peace
A Gala Opera Concert ~ Saturday, 12th March 2016
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Natasha Agarwal with John Peace
A Gala Opera Concert ~ Saturday, 12th March 2016
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Eilin O'Dea
A Gala Opera Concert ~ Saturday, 12th March 2016
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Benjamin Sweeney
A Gala Opera Concert ~ Saturday, 12th March 2016
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Ehren Agarwal with John Peace
A Gala Opera Concert ~ Saturday, 12th March 2016
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John Peace
2015
 
19th Anniversary Opera Supper and Concert
Saturday, 3rd October 2015
Featuring: Natasha Agarwal, Mezzo-soprano; Maria Caravanas, Mezzo-soprano; Jonathan Gort, Bass; Nick Hardy, Tenor; Arron Long, Tenor; Eilin O’Dea, Soprano and Darwin Leonard Prakash, Baritone.
Directed from the piano by Dr. Robert Alderson (Hon. Dr. Culture & Arts ARCM LGSM) and Miss Kirsty Ligertwood
St. Edward Hall, Sacred Heart Catholic College, Liverpool Road, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 5TF
Tickets: £20.00 (£18.00 concessions) inclusive of a 2-course Buffet Supper
Buffet prepared by Gillions of Crosby
Licensed Bar and Fundraising Raffle
  
2014

A Gala Opera Concert
A fundraising 70th Birthday Concert for Una
In support of the Aintree Breast Cancer Unit
Sunday, 14th December 2014
Featuring: Natasha Agarwal, Soprano; Maria Caravanas, Mezzo-soprano; Nick Hardy, Tenor; Darwin Leonard Prakas (debut), Baritone; Roderick Rees, Baritone and Benjamin Sweeney, Tenor.
Guest accompanists: Dr. Robert Alderson and Mrs. Claire Sweeney
The Ancient Barn & Dining Hall, Crosby Hall Educational Trust, Back Lane, Little Crosby, Liverpool, L23 4UA
Tickets: £20.00 (£18.00 concessions) inclusive of a champagne reception and a 2 course Buffet Supper with a glass of wine
Buffet prepared by Gillions of Crosby
Fundraising Raffle
A Gala Opera Concert ~ Sunday 14th December 2014
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Photograph by John C. Daly

Una McAulay & Friends (L-R) Mrs. Una F. McAulay, Mrs. Claire Sweeney, Miss Natasha Agarwal, Dr. Robert Alderson, Miss Maria Caravanas, Mr. Ben Sweeney, The Mayor & Mayoroess of Sefton: Councillor Kevin Cluskey & Mrs. Linda Cluskey, Mr. Darwin Leonard Prakas, Mr. Rod Rees, Mrs. Jane Daly and Mr. Nick Hardy.

Aintree Breast Cancer Unit
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Una McAulay presenting a cheque for £800 to Donna Murray (Aintree Breast Cancer Unit)

18th Anniversary Opera Supper and Concert
Saturday, 4th October 2014
Featuring: Faye Anglesea, Mezzo-soprano; Maria Caravanas, Mezzo-soprano; David Ellis, Baritone; Douglas Ligertwood; Sarah Mallen, Soprano; John Pattison, Tenor; Roderick Rees, Baritone; Benjamin Sweeney, Tenor and Danielle Thomas, Mezzo-soprano.
Directed from the piano by Miss Kirsty Ligertwood
Guest Pianist: Mrs. Claire Sweeney
St. Edward Hall, Sacred Heart Catholic College, Liverpool Road, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 5TF
Tickets: £20.00 (£18.00 concessions) inclusive of a 2-course Buffet Supper
Buffet prepared by Gillions of Crosby
Licensed Bar and Fundraising Raffle

A Summer Soiree
Saturday, 5th July 2014
Featuring: Ehren Agarwal, Saxophone; Natasha Agarwal, Soprano; Maria Caravanas, Mezzo-Soprano; Edward D'Arcy Hatton, Baritone and Lorna Rushton, Soprano.
Directed from the piano by Miss Kirsty Ligertwood
St. Edward Hall, Sacred Heart Catholic College, Liverpool Road, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 5TF
Tickets: £12.00 (£10.00 concessions)
Inclusive of strawberries & cream and sparkling wine
Fundraising raffle.

A Summer Concert in honour of an English Country Garden
Saturday, 7th June 2014
Featuring: Ehren Agarwal, Saxophone; Faye Anglesea (debut), Mezzo-Soprano; David Ellis, Baritone; Sarah Mallen (debut), Soprano; John Pattison, Tenor and Ben Sweeney, Tenor.
Directed from the piano by Miss Kirsty Ligertwood with Dr. Robert Alderson
The Music Room , Poulton Hall, Poulton Lancelyn, near Bebington, Wirral, CH63 9LN.
Tickets: £15.00 (£12.50 concessions)
Inclusive of Drinks Reception and Canapes/Interval Drinks.
Fundraising Raffle.
 
 2013
 
Gala Night at the Opera
Saturday, 14th December 2013
Featuring: Ehren Agarwal, Saxophone; Natasha Agarwal, Soprano; Aaron Cawley, Tenor; Maria Caravanas, Mezzo-soprano, Freddie Ligertwood, Ian Ligertwood (debut); Rod Rees, Baritone and Ben Sweeney, Tenor.
Directed from the piano by Miss Kirsty Ligertwood with Dr. Robert Alderson
St. Nicholas' Church, Bridge Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool, L23 6SA
Tickets: £10.00 (£8.00 concessions; £5.00 children)
Inclusive of a glass of wine and mince pie.
Fundraising Raffle.

17th Anniversary Opera Supper & Concert
Saturday, 28th September 2013
Featuring: Natasha Agarwal, Soprano (debut); Maria Caravanas, Mezzo-soprano; David Ellis, Baritone; Nick Hardy, Tenor; John Pattison, Tenor; and Danielle Thomas, Mezzo-soprano.
Directed from the piano by Miss Kirsty Ligertwood
St. Edward Hall, Sacred Heart Catholic College,
Liverpool Road, Crosby,
Liverpool, L23 5TF
Tickets: £19.00 (£16.50 all concessions) inclusive of a 2-course Buffet Supper
Buffet prepared by Gillions of Crosby
Licensed Bar and Fundraising raffle

Thank you to all Friends, Patrons and Supporters who supported the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Sacred Heart Catholic College's Sixth Formers by participating in the auction and donations.

A Night at the Opera ~ Saturday 11th May 2013
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Una McAulay and Guests
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Supporter Tony Mannion; Father of world-famous opera singer: Rosa Mannion (UVOC's President)
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Councillor Maureen Fearn & Councillor Paul Greenall presenting gifts to the Singers

A Night at the Opera
Saturday, 11th May 2013 (6.30pm for 7.00pm)
Featuring: Maria Caravanas, Mezzo-soprano, Aaron Cawley, Tenor, David Ellis, Baritone, John Pattison, Tenor, Rod Rees, Baritone, Lorna Rushton, Soprano and Ben Sweeney, Tenor
Directed from the piano by Miss Kirsty Ligertwood with Dr. Robert Alderson
St. Nicholas' Church, Bridge Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool, L23 6SA
Tickets: £10.00 (£8.00 all concessions)
Inclusive of a glass of wine/soft drink and cake
Fundraising Raffle
Photographs:
Una McAulay & Guests (L-R) The Mayor of Sefton's Consort: Mr. Frank Winrow; The Mayoress of West Lancashire: Mrs. Louise Greenall; The Mayor of West Lancashire: Councillor Paul Greenall; NODA North-West Regional Councillor: Mrs. Christine Hunter-Hughes and The Mayor of Sefton: Councillor Maureen Fearn
Kirsty Ligertwood & Singers (L-R) Lorna Rushton, Rod Rees, John Pattison, Ben Sweeney, Maria Caravanas, Aaron Cawley and David Ellis

2012


Kirsty with Soloists at A Summer Soirée Concert
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Hannah Wainwright, Sarah Woodward, David Ellis & John Pattison

Kirsty with Soloists at Diamond Jubilee Concert
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Sarah Woodward, Hannah Wainwright, Danielle Thomas, Aaron Cawley, Maria Caravanas and Rod Rees

Kirsty with Sarah & Hannah
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The Millenium Barn, Poulton Hall

A Gala Evening of Opera
With some songs appropriate to the Season
Saturday, 15th December, 2012 (7.00pm for 7.30pm)
Featuring: Maria Caravanas, Mezzo-soprano, Aaron Cawley, Tenor, John Pattison, Tenor,
Rod Rees, Baritone, Lorna Rushton, Soprano, Freddie Ligertwood, Hannah Wainwright and
Sarah Woodward
Directed from the piano by Miss Kirsty Ligertwood & Dr. Robert Alderson
Guest Violinist: Helen Reti
St. Nicholas' Church, Bridge Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool, L23 6SA
Tickets: £8.00 (£6.00 all concessions)
Inclusive of a glass of wine/soft drink or cup of tea/coffee and a mince pie

Fundraising Raffle

16th Annual Opera Supper Concert
Saturday, 6th October, 2012 (7.00pm for 7.30pm)
Featuring: Maria Caravanas, Danielle Thomas, Ben Sweeney, Hannah Wainwright and
Sarah Woodward
Directed from the piano by Miss Kirsty Ligertwood
St. Edward Hall, Sacred Heart Catholic College, Liverpool Road, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 5TF
Tickets: £18.50 (£15.00 all concessions) inclusive of a 2-course Buffet Supper
Licensed Bar and Fundraising raffle

Singing Workshop with Opera Master Class
Saturday, 14th July, 2012 (all day event*)
Lead by Dr. Robert Alderson and Miss Rosa Mannion
Musical Director: Miss Kirsty Ligertwood
Pianist: Miss Jemima Palfreyman
St. Edward Hall, Sacred Heart Catholic College, Liverpool Road, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 5TF
*All day tickets: £20.00 (inclusive of morning coffee, lunchtime sandwiches and afternoon tea); Master Class tickets (2pm-6pm) £10.00 (inclusive of afternoon tea)

A Summer
Soirée & Strawberry Tea
Saturday, 30th June, 2012 (7.00pm for 7.30pm)
Featuring: David Ellis, John Pattison, Hannah Wainwright and Sarah Woodward
Directed from the piano by Miss Kirsty Ligertwood
The Music Room, Poulton Hall, Poulton Road,
Bebington, Wirral, CH63 9LN
Tickets: £12.00 (cons. £10.00) inclusive of strawberries and cream or scones
Fundraising raffle


Diamond Jubilee Concert
Saturday, 26th May, 2012 (7.00pm for 7.30pm)
Featuring: Maria Caravanas, Aaron Cawley, Rod Rees, Danielle Thomas, Hannah Wainwright and Sarah Woodward
Directed from the piano by Miss Kirsty Ligertwood
St. Nicholas' Church, Bridge Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool, L23 6SA
Tickets: £15.00 (cons. £12.00)
Inclusive of a Celebratory Finger Buffet
Free car parking and fundraising raffle
 
A Concert for St. Patrick's Day
Saturday, 17th March, 2012 (7.00pm for 7.30pm)
Featuring: Nick Hardy, Stephen Riordan, Hannah Wainwright and Sarah Woodward
Directed from the piano by Miss Kirsty Ligertwood
The Barn, Poulton Hall, Poulton Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 9LN
Tickets: £12.00 (cons. £10.00)
Inclusive of refreshments ~ Guinness cake, cupcakes, Irish coffee/wine
Free car parking and fundraising raffle

Annual General Meeting
Thursday, 26th January, 2012 @ 7.00pm
St. Edward Hall, Sacred Heart Catholic College, Liverpool Road, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 5TF.
Thereafter, Members and Guests will be invited to stay for a light Buffet Supper and a glass of ale/wine or a cup of tea/coffee hosted by James and Una McAulay and a talk by Ron Ellis, the well-known Author, Editor and Arts Critic.
This is a free event
 
A Concert for Twelfth Night
Friday, 6th January, 2012 (7.00pm for 7.30pm)
Featuring: Maria Caravanas, Edward D'Arcy Hatton and Stephen Riordan
With Special Guest: Nick Hardy, Tenor
Directed from the piano by Miss Kirsty Ligertwood
The Music Room, Poulton Hall, Poulton Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 9LN
Tickets: £12.00 (cons. £10.00)
Inclusive of a glass of ale/wine and a piece of cake
Free car parking and fundraising raffle

2011

15th Anniversary Opera Supper Concert
Saturday, 1st October, 2011 (7.00pm for 7.30pm)
In support of 'Clatterbridge your cancer centre'
Featuring: Maria Caravanas, Edward D'Arcy Hatton, Oritsema Ejuoneatse, Mark Gairrusso, Stephen Riordan and Danielle Thomas
With Special Guest: Nick Hardy, Tenor
Directed from the piano by Miss Kirsty Ligertwood
St. Edward Hall, Sacred Heart Catholic College, Liverpool Road, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 5TF
Tickets: £18.50 (cons. £15.00) ~ inclusive of a two course buffet
Licensed bar, free car parking and fundraising raffle in aid of 'Clatterbridge your cancer centre'.
“‘Clatterbridge your cancer centre’ is the only charity that raises funds to directly benefit Clatterbridge Cancer patients across the region.” Registered Charity No. 1051727.

Miss Kathryn Rudge & Friends in an Evening of Opera & Song
Wednesday, 4th May, 2011 (7.00pm for 7.30pm)
Featuring: Maria Caravanas, Edward D'Arcy Hatton, Oritsema Ejuoneatse and Stephen Riordan
Directed from the piano by Miss Kirsty Ligertwood
Guest Pianists: Jason Ellis and Timothy Mottershead
St. Mary's College, Everest Road, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 5TW
Tickets: £12.50 (cons. £10.00; children £5.00)
Inclusive of a drink on arrival and finger buffet

Licensed bar, free car parking, disabled access and fundraising raffle

A Concert for St. Valentines Day
Friday, 11th February, 2011 (7.00pm for 7.30pm)
Directed from the piano by Miss Kirsty Ligertwood
Theatre Barn, Poulton Hall , Poulton Bebington, Wirral, CH63 9LN
By kind permission of Mr. & Mrs. Scirard Lancelyn Green
Tickets: £12.00 (cons. £10.00) inclusive of a glass of wine and light refreshments

Una McAulay presenting cheque to Suzanne Treharne
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Over £500 was raised by the fundraising raffle at the Opera Supper