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National Liberal Club

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From Monteverdi to Monty Python

Cash bar available from 6:00pm
Performance 6:45-8:00pm
Come and experience the inimitable Cantabile at a great venue in London.

Cantabile have long been recognised to be one of Britain's great vocal groups. Founded in Cambridge as a purely a cappella student ensemble, they first came to prominence in the Tim Rice musical Blondel in London's West End. Since then, they have appeared in a huge variety of venues, singing programmes encompassing early polyphony, jazz and contemporary music. They have toured extensively, from the United States to South Africa to Southeast Asia and the Far East, and have sung in the most prestigious venues, including Buckingham Palace for Her Majesty the Queen.

Over the recent past the group’s schedule has been characteristically full and varied, touring from California to Estonia. Recent corporate events have included entertaining the largest-ever gathering of Rolls-Royce owners in Munich, and performing at the United Nations and the London Library.

The Quartet’s eighteenth album, A Song for Christmas, appears on the Champs Hill Records label. Their previous CD for Champs Hill, Songs of Love and War, was nominated for a CARA award in the United States.

The National Liberal Club is situated right by Charing Cross station, overlooking the Victoria Embankment, with views of the London Eye and the River Thames, so is perfectly convenient for those travelling in to London from Kent.

The Club was founded in 1882 by W E Gladstone, and built by Alfred Waterhouse (who also designed the Natural History Museum). Its unique interior is both grand and welcoming. It was one of the first gentlemen's clubs to admit women and, while remaining independent of any party, continues to be closely identified with the Liberal tradition.

While there is no dress code for the concert, guests of members and anyone wishing to experience the rest of the club should follow the club's usual rules: jacket and tie for men and equivalent dress for ladies (no jeans or trainers).