Private Performance by the Royal Opera House including champagne and dinner

Relais & Chateaux - Cliveden is a new member in 2013

Watch the premiere of newly commissioned classical musical work by John Woolrich - SOLD OUT

Premiere of newly commissioned classical musical work by John Woolrich with Champagne and Dinner
21 11 2014
For the first time since 1740 Cliveden will host the premiere of newly commissioned classical musical work. Instead of the music of Thomas Arne and 'Rule Britannia' you can hear from the notable composer John Woolrich in a work commissioned to celebrate and honour another famous Englishman - the artist Sir Stanley Spencer RA.

The musicians will include Alexandra Wood (violin), and Hugh Watkins (piano) and it has been commissioned by the Trustees of the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Spencer's home village of Cookham in Berkshire. Also on the programme in Cliveden's Great Hall will be music by Ravel, Bach, and Schumann.

Tickets (including Champagne, dinner with wine and the performance) are 125 and may be booked by contacting:
  • 6.30pm Champagne reception
  • 7pm Performance commences
  • 8pm Dinner commences on in the Andre Garrett Restaurant
  • 9.45pm Coffee and petit fours served
Dress Code is Black Tie and guests will be seated on shared tables of 10

Non-residential £125 per person Includes: Champagne on arrival, three-course dinner with wine and coffee and petit fours and performance.

Overnight package from £449 per room

Includes: all elements above, overnight accommodation, full English breakfast, full use of the spa and leisure facilities. Prices based on two guests sharing a Club Room.

Must be booked in advance by calling Reservations on 01628 607107 or email

Limited Spaces available.

Proceeds from the evening will be donated to The Sir Stanley Spencer Memorial Trust, to assist with the costs of maintaining the Cookham Gallery and continue the development of its unique collection of works by Sir Stanley Spencer.

For more information contact Chris Smyth on 07789 995390