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

25 July, 2011

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

25 July, 2011

ignite brunch returns for another season

The Hall is delighted to announce a further ignite brunch series this autumn 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 by 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, blues and world music 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 11 September with the contemporary flamenco of La Tipica. The group is formed of international artists dedicated to expanding flamenco from its traditional boundaries and combining this with jazz, classical musical and contemporary dance.

Sunday 25 September sees Dunajska Kapelye take to the ignite brunch stage with their Eastern European and gypsy tunes combined with searing and affecting improvisation by one of London’s leading jazz violinists- Piotr Jordan. From the most plaintive gypsy ballads to riotous Romanian dances, these extraordinary musicians amaze and delight audiences wherever they play.

The dreamy sounds of Benoit Viellefon will entertain Café Consort audiences on Sunday 16 October. A French crooner, he performs gorgeous 1920’s-1950’s ballroom dance music from Europe, Cuba and the USA with his orchestra of internationally renowned musicians who have rapidly established a fearsome reputation with dancers, dreamers and lovers alike.

The Brazilian quartet Sambossa continue the series on Sunday 23 October. With music ranging from sultry bossa nova and grooving  Brazilian afrofunk to blistering samba, they have the ability to delight both the listener and the dancer.

Javier Moreno returns to the Café Consort on Sunday 30 October, a Spanish singer, songwriter and guitarist whose repertoire encompasses Spanish and English original and cover material, with genres spanning flamenco, Latin, pop and ballads.

Rising star Theo Jackson is up next on Sunday 6 November. The young and highly talented singer and pianist takes to the stage with his original compositions and jazz standards.

Guillermo Rozenthuler Tango concludes the series on Sunday 13 November. Led by Guillermo Rozenthuler who has earned a reputation as one of the leading voices of South American song in Europe with his rich, soulful voice and charismatic stage presence, he takes to the stage to perform traditional and modern tangos, waltzes and milongas with a full band.

Full dates & line up
Sunday 11 September – La Tipica
Sunday 25 September – Dunajska Kapelye
Sunday 16 October – Benoit Viellefon
Sunday 23 October – Sambossa
Sunday 30 October – Javier Moreno
Sunday 6 November – Theo Jackson
Sunday 13 November – Guillermo Rozenthuler Tango

Listings Information:
Venue: Café Consort, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP (Door 12 - Grand Tier Level, 1st Floor)
Dates: 11 & 25 September; 16, 23, 30 October and 6 & 13 November
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:
Sean Carrigan:
seanc@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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