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July and August 2024

Summer Recital Series 2024

The Annual Summer Recitals at First Church Belfast

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 30th year of the First Church’s Summer Recital Series which runs every Wednesday at 1.15pm 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.

Northern Ireland Opera will be performing on July 24th and 7th August.

  • 24th July: Mélange of Mezzos, with Jenny Bourke, Naomi Cantley and Anna-Helena Maclachlan
  • 7th August: Arias and Duets with soprano Petra Wells and tenor Desmond Havlin.

There will be free recitals in First Church Belfast featuring other classical artists every Wednesday at 1.15pm through July and August – further details will be available here soon.




Petra Wells

Mezzo Soprano
Jenny Bourke

Mezzo Soprano
Naomi Cantley

Mezzo Soprano
Anna-Helena Maclachlan

Creative Team

Cameron Menzies

Event Partner