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26 July and 23 August 2023

Summer Recital Series 2023

The Annual Summer Recitals at First Church Belfast

Summer Recital Series 2023

In partnership with First Church, Belfast, as part of their annual Summer Recital Series, Northern Ireland Opera presents two free lunchtime concerts in this historic church in Belfast’s city centre.

This is the 29th year of the First Church’s Summer Recital Series which runs every Wednesday at lunchtime throughout July and August, with a free concert showcasing musicians from across the island of Ireland.

No booking necessary, free seating – doors open at 1pm with the concert beginning at 1.15pm each week.

  • 26 July: ‘Le Chant des Fleurs’ with Anna Gregg (soprano), Cicely Hé (mezzo-soprano) and pianist Tristan Russcher – repertoire will include works by Purcell, Delibes, Handel and Mozart.
  • 23 August: ‘A New Journey’ with Aaron O’Hare (tenor) and Tristan Russcher (pianist) – repertoire will include pieces by Vaughan Williams, Poulenc, Hughes, Moeran and Schubert.

If you are interested in attending some of the other Summer Recitals at First Church Belfast, these are the dates and the artists who will be performing.

  • 2nd August.  Justine Gormley, (piano)
  • 9th August.  Aimee Bank. (soprano)
  • 16th August.  Ben Gannon. (oboe)



Anna Gregg

Mezzo Soprano
Cicely Hé

Aaron O'Hare

Tristan Russcher

Event Partner