Saturday Gala Dinner

Pre Dinner Drinks 7.00 pm

Dinner 7.30 pm


This unique extravaganza and wonderful Gala Dinner will take place on Saturday evening, 7.30 sit down, 7.45 food.

Accompanying the Gala Dinner will be a fabulous String Quartet and our resident Poet will deliver another fabulous poem.

Pre Gala Dinner Drinks will be 7.00 pm and the price of the Gala Dinner includes one drink.

The Gala Dinner itself is a three course dinner of high excellence and you will be able to choose your own tables and even pre-book the table you wish to have.

Please don’t miss this unique evening as it will be no only a chance for fine dining but it will be an opportunity for meeting old friends and colleagues as well as listening to the amazing String Quartet.

The price is £50 per person. Please click the attached link to take you to the payment page.

Heartwood String Quartet
Audrey Doyle   violin
Dylan Latham   violin
Michaela Jones   viola
Jasmine Blackshaw-Britton   cello

 The Heartwood Quartet formed in 2020 over a love of chamber music in their first year of study at the RNCM. They have participated in masterclasses with Marie Bitlloch, Nic Pendlebury, and Anna Menzies, and engaged in numerous coaching sessions from members of the Elias Quartet, the Endellion Quartet and the Talich Quartet.

In August 2022 they appeared as Quartet in Residence at the Lake District Summer Music Festival, performing in venues such as Kendal Town Hall and Ambleside Parish Church. They have also participated in concert series around Manchester, including Didsbury Coffee Concerts, St Ann’s Church, Buxton Pavillion, and Monday Night Musicales. They have received tuition as part of the European Chamber Music Academy in March 2023, and have been selected to represent the RNCM in numerous external engagements. They were finalists of the 2023 RNCM Weil Prize, and recently enjoyed attending the Chilingirian Quartet course down at the West Dean College of Arts and Conservation.

The name ‘Heartwood’ comes from the spruce tree from which string instrument sound board tops are crafted. The heartwood receives the silent string vibrations, these are then amplified by the maple body which creates the unique bowed string sound.

The Heartwood String Quartet appears by kind permission of the RNCM.