Duke Special and Ulster Orchestra fundraising spectacular

TALENTED local singer-songwriter, Duke Special, is set to take to the stage with the Ulster Orchestra for a Valentine fundraising gala in the Ulster Hall in February.

Tuesday, 7th December 2010, 2:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th December 2010, 1:43 pm

Spectacular Spectacular! will take place in the atmospheric surroundings of the newly-restored Ulster Hall and will include a drinks reception, a sumptuous five-course meal courtesy of Yellow Door and live entertainment by the Orchestra and special guest star, Duke Special.

The artist, whose real name is Peter Wilson, has amassed quite a following in Northern Ireland and beyond in the last few years and his live performances have become legendary. He has performed with the Ulster Orchestra before - to a capacity Belfast Waterfront in 2008 as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival and at the recent BBC Proms in the Park in Hillsborough.

"The fundraising gala is the perfect opportunity to showcase local talents - a Belfast-born artist and the Ulster Orchestra," said Heather Wright, Funding Officer with the Ulster Orchestra. "And the funds raised will enable the Orchestra to bring music to children across the province - who knows how many Duke Specials or violinists we may inspire with our school projects!"

The essential funds raised from the musical extravaganza will support the Ulster Orchestra's ongoing work throughout Northern Ireland and its award-winning education and outreach projects. Tables of 10 are priced at 1500 and individual seats are 150.

If you would like further information about the event or to reserve your table please contact [email protected] or telephone 028 9026 0472.

Duke Special in full flow with the Ulster Orchestra.