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Enjoy summer Sundays with vibrant live music and a delicious brunch at the Royal Albert Hall

25 March, 2011

ENJOY SUMMER SUNDAYS WITH VIBRANT LIVE MUSIC AND A DELICIOUS BRUNCH AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

ignite brunch RETURNS FOR ANOTHER SEASON 

The Hall is delighted to announce a further ignite brunch series in the Café Consort, where vibrant live music is enjoyed with a relaxing two-course brunch.

The contemporary, brasserie-style Café Consort is the ideal location to escape the busy surroundings and enjoy live music with some great food and drink. The brunch menu offers a wide selection of delicious dishes provided the Hall’s new caterers ‘rhubarb’ to be enjoyed in this bright and welcoming space. With the walls adorned with canvas prints of iconic heroes that have recently performed at the Hall including Grace Jones, Noel Gallagher and Sir Simon Rattle, the Café Consort reaches out to a wider audience of both devoted and new jazz fans.

ignite brunch at the Royal Albert Hall’s Café Consort is the perfect chance to relax and enjoy a lazy brunch whilst enjoying vibrant live music set in a world-class venue.

Full listings: 

The series begins on Sunday 15 May with the rich and evocative Oh La La! Performing jazz and pop with a French twist, the accordion blends perfectly with the delicious voice of singer Fifi La Mer to create a hearty serving of Parisian folk music.

Sunday 22 May sees the welcome return to the Hall of the London flamenco ensemble Sumaya Flamenco. The group offers a fusion of modern and traditional influences in flamenco, balancing due attention to the gypsy art form with a musically adventurous streak.

The Charlie Wood Trio take to the stage on Sunday 5 June. The Memphis-born singer, songwriter and keyboardist incorporates elements of popular music, jazz, blues and traditional R&B and will perform original songs from his latest release ‘Flutter and Wow’.

Next is the award-winning and exceptionally versatile singer Jumoké Fashola, performing on Sunday 3 July. Her repertoire comprises an edgy blend of jazz, R&B and soul, eloquently expressed and dynamically delivered.

Gill Manly & Simon Wallace join together to perform at ignite brunch on Sunday 10 July. Gill’s smooth elegance and dramatic vocal power combine with Simon’s vast and varied experience as a composer and pianist to create an un-missable show.

A regular at the ‘More at the Hall’ series, Atila returns on Sunday 14 August. One of Britain’s most exciting vocal talents, Atila has worked with the legendary Buddy Greco and recorded the album ‘Hello Young Lovers’ receiving much praise and radio play.

Acclaimed jazz singer-songwriter Juliet Kelly joins us on Sunday 21 August. Juliet has formed her own niche on the jazz scene with her distinctive velvety voice, infectious grooves and ‘Glam Jazz’ style. Her repertoire includes songs from icons including Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone.

We are delighted to welcome Fugata Quartet to conclude the series on Sunday 28 August. Five award-winning musicians provide a sumptuous performance of fine music composed by legendary tango composer Astor Piazzolla played, unusually, in its original instrumentation.

Full dates & line up

Sunday 15 May – Oh La La!
Sunday 22 May – Sumaya Flamenco
Sunday 5 June – Charlie Wood Trio
Sunday 3 July – Jumoke Fashola
Sunday 10 July – Gill Manly & Simon Wallace
Sunday 14 August – Atila
Sunday 21 August – Juliet Kelly
Sunday 28 August – Fugata Quintet


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Listings Information:
Venue: Café Consort, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP (Door 12 - Grand Tier Level, 1st Floor)
Dates: 15 & 22 May; 5 June; 3 & 10 July; 14, 21 & 28 August
Times: Music from 12 noon to 1.30pm
Tickets: £28.50 (£15 for under-12s) – including inclusive two-course brunch menu. Booking fees apply except to personal visitors to the Box Office.
To book: www.royalalberthall.com or 0845 401 5005

For more information please contact:
Ellen Morgan:
ellenm@royalalberthall.com or 020 7959 0500 ext. 3004

Notes to Editors:

Royal Albert Hall 
The Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK’s most treasured and magical buildings, recognisable the world over. It is a registered charity and operates without any public subsidy.  Since opening in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall has had an unparalleled history of exceptional performances by the world’s leading artists. Today over 350 events are held in the Hall’s auditorium each year which include performances of jazz, world music, rock and pop, dance, comedy, film premières and award ceremonies. Audiences of well over a million are entertained at the Hall each year and many millions more around the world enjoy the Hall experience through broadcasts, recordings and new media channels.
 
The Royal Albert Hall co-promotes productions and showcases talented world music and jazz artists through its lively lunchtime music series, ignite in the Café Consort. It has a strong heritage in rock and has hosted a diverse range of legendary artists and bands over the years. It hosted the only gig in history where The Beatles and The Rolling Stones played on the same bill, and has also played host to such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Oasis, Cream and Dame Shirley Bassey. It also offers tours of this iconic building, a free exhibition series entitled reflect and an extensive education programme for young people. 

Café Consort
The contemporary, brasserie-style Café Consort offers a wide selection of delicious dishes provided by ‘rhubarb’. Hearty meals are served alongside lighter options in this bright and welcoming space. Café Consort also offers a children's menu. With a lively atmosphere and award winning interiors, the Café Consort is located just above Door 12 on the Grand Tier (Level 1).

The Café Consort is also a wireless hotspot and open during the day, serving delicious coffee and snacks.

Contact Us

For press enquiries, please contact:

Press Executive

Rick Burin
rickb@royalalberthall.com
020 7959 0531

Marketing Executive

Ellen Morgan ellenm@royalalberthall.com
020 7959 0500 Ext 3004

Senior Marketing and Press Manager

Jessica Silvester
jessicas@royalalberthall.com
020 7959 0510

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