Two great evenings to celebrate 2020!
Two great opportunities to celebrate 2020 with RGS, Gala Burns Night and Songs & Tales - An Audience with Jonathan Veira on Saturday 25th January. Choices choices!
An Audience with Jonathan Veira on Saturday 25th January
You are warmly invited to what’s guaranteed to be a hugely entertaining evening on Saturday 25th January 2020 at 7.30pm in the Queen’s Hall. Jonathan Veira has enjoyed a successful international career as a comic baritone in the world of classical opera and has garnered an enthusiastic following throughout the UK and beyond for his one-man shows. Jonathan not only possesses a magnificent voice, but has a big personality to go with it, and his ability to entertain an audience for an evening without anyone even dreaming to look at their watches is unrivalled. His warm personality, his ability as a raconteur and his brilliant musicianship shine through at all times in what can only be described as a unique evening of entertainment.
I have had the privilege of knowing Jonathan most of my adult life and have been present at a number of his shows, including the making of a DVD a few years ago. Through our friendship, he has been kind enough to be a patron for Chiltern Music Academy, and has in fact performed at RGS before, but not for some years. I cannot recommend him highly enough and guarantee that you will have a fantastically entertaining evening, whether you are into opera, or music, or not into the arts at all. Most of all, Jonathan is a warm human being, who has the knack of connecting with all people, whatever their tastes, interests or positions, and he is very, very funny.
Tickets available on Little Box Office - Book for An Audience with Jonathan Viera
Head of Music
Gala Burns Night on Saturday 25th January
We bring a new event, a Burns Night, to be held on 25 January at Beaconsfield Golf Club. You do not need to be Scottish or like haggis or whisky to have a good time. Everyone needs something to look forward to in January so grab some friends and book a table (tables of 8) by going on to Little Box Office - Book a table for Burns Night
We are delighted to announce the inaugural RGSHW Burns Night and online auction. Businesses, local and beyond, parents, alumni and supporters in the community have generously donated prizes to be part of this auction. There is something for everyone so please browse and bid!
Burns Night Online Promise Auction
Many thanks for your continued support.
Friends of Rugby
Gala Burns Night Supper
- champagne reception
- 3 course Burns supper plus digestif
- Stags and Grouse
- MC and all the Scottish trappings
- Ceilidh band and dancing
- Dress code: Scottish and/or swish and sparkly
- Smoked Scottish salmon served with Melba toast, herb cream cheese and a cucumber, caper and onion garnish
- Goat’s cheese and red onion tart
Haggis served with neeps and tatties
Corn fed breast of chicken served with crushed new potatoes, stem broccoli, carrots and a wild mushroom and Madeira sauce
Sauvignon Blanc Duc de Chapelle, France £19.50
Aromatic Sauvignon, typically grassy and zesty lemon and lime character. Exotic gooseberry and grapefruit flavours develop on a well balanced palate ending with fresh rounded acidity. Recently one of France's Top 100 Vin de Pays.
Gavi Tenuta Neiro, Italy £22.70
Made from Piedmont's native Cortese vines. The aroma is perfumed with honeysuckle and almond and the palate is beautifully balanced, finishing with a distinct bittersweet sensation.
Rioja Tempranillo Azabache, Spain £19.50
A vibrant unoaked and supple red, made exclusively from Tempranillo grapes grown in the dry Baja region of Rioja. This plummy, soft seductive wine exhibits typical Tempranillo character of red fruits and liquorice and finishes soft and rounded.
Malbec Altosur, Mendoza, Argentina £24.50
Aromas of intense ripe fruit, cherries, blackberries, blueberries and fresh plums, combined with spicy and floral hints. A wine of good intensity, concentration and long after taste.
Prosecco Brut Borgo Col del Alto, Italy £22.50
Pale and delicate with a fine mousse and persistent bubbles. The clean fruity aromatic bouquet contains a hint of flowers, honey and apple leading to a well balanced, light and fresh palate.
Yauban Freeres Brut, Champagne, France £34.00
Medium bodied with apple and lemon fruit flavours and a classically yeasty style.