SLUKS - Sri Lanka United Kingdom Society presents musical evening at Westminster House

In keeping with tradition, SLUKS would be presenting a musical evening with performances by Barbara Segal and her team with Menaka de Fonseka Sahabandu on Piano. This event would be held on Saturday 10th November from 7.00 pm at the Westminster House, British High Commission. Performances will be followed by Cocktails.

Born in Manchester, Barbara studied with the late Dame Isobel Baillie, and then at the Teatro La Scala Milan, Italy with maestro Cesare Alfieri. She made her operatic debut in the role of Musetta in La Boheme at the Santa Magherita Ligure Opera Festival, and her repertoire includes roles as Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflote, Violetta in La Traviata, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor and Marguerite in Faust. She has taken on principal roles in concerts in over 23 countries.

Menaka is well-known in Sri Lanka’s classical music scene having taught piano and singing for 34 years. A pianist, singer and also  violinist in the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka (SOSL), she is a Fellow of the Trinity College London in Piano and Singing and a Licenciate of the Royal Schools of Music London, in both Piano and Singing

They will be joined by Rachel Halliday, Jehani Gamalathge, Sanmali Liyanage, Emesh Wijewardena and Nishantha Warnakulasuriya.

President of SLUKS Premila Paulraj said that one of SLUKS’ objectives is to encourage young Sri Lankan operatic talent by creating opportunities for them to showcase their performance. The British High Commissioner James Dauris and his wife Helen, who are avid music enthusiasts, are pleased to have this event at their beautiful residence at Westminster House. Proceeds from this event will be channeled towards charity.

Tickets are priced at Rs. 3000. Please call 0777288986 or 0777350753 to reserve your tickets. Only limited seats are available.

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