RNCM Gala Dinner takes in the Magic of Maxim’s this Christmas

The RNCM will host its fourth Gala Dinner on Friday 12 December amid the Maxim’s-inspired set of Lehár’s opera, The Merry Widow.

Since 2010, the RNCM has presented Gala Dinners on the stage of its spectacular opera productions, including Bizet’s Carmen, Britten’s Albert Herring, and Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore (pictured above), making it one of the North West’s most original social experiences. This year guests can enjoy an evening of fine-dining and superb entertainment by some of the College’s most talented students in the RNCM Theatre amid a set inspired by the famous Paris restaurant, Maxim’s.

Sponsored by Waverton Investment Management, the proceeds of the event, which also includes an auction of luxury items and a prize draw, go to RNCM Engage; a multi-disciplinary programme dedicated to creating positive social change for RNCM students and the wider societies they work within.

‘The RNCM Gala Dinners have grown to become one of the most exciting and unique events in the region’s social calendar,’ said Christine Wardle, Head of Philanthropy. ‘The College’s operas are professionally staged each year in our Theatre and we are delighted that the 2014 Dinner will be held on the set of Lehár’s The Merry Widow, incorporating the beautiful work of set and costume designer Kate Ford.

‘With wonderful food, live music and fabulous company it really is a fantastic way to entertain friends, family, colleagues and clients at Christmas.’

James Pike, Head of Charities at Waverton, added: ‘The RNCM is held in high esteem, attracting young musicians and audiences from all over the world. The Gala Dinner should prove to be an exceptional evening providing valuable support to RNCM students working out in the community, and Waverton is delighted to be supporting the event this year.’

Taking place just one month after the official opening of the RNCM’s state-of-the-art Concert Hall, the 2014 Gala Dinner will also include a drinks reception in the redeveloped venue kindly sponsored by contractors Styles & Wood.

Tickets: Tables of 10 are now available, priced £1200, and individual tickets, subject to availability, can be purchased at £130 per person from October. To book/reserve tickets or to learn more about the event and the additional sponsorship opportunities available, contact Lauren Cox on 0161 907 5394 or email [email protected].

To sample last year’s Gala Dinner on the set of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, click here.

28 July 2014