Portico Puts On 2 For 1 Tickets Thanks To Lottery

2 for 1 ticket offer at Portico to say thank you to National Lottery Players

2 for 1 ticket offer at Portico to say thank you to National Lottery Players

To say thank you for the £30m raised for good causes every week by players, National Lottery-funded venues are offering free entry, discounts, and special offers throughout National Lottery Open Week 18 – 26 March 2023.

The Portico of Ards in Portaferry, which owes its restoration to Heritage Lottery Funds, has a special 2 for 1 offer on tickets to an upcoming concert during National Lottery Open Week.

Come along and enjoy:

Matilda Lloyd (trumpet) and Richard Gowers (organ) 

Sunday 12 March 3pm.

Hailed as “remarkable” by the Daily Telegraph, Matilda Lloyd is a fast-rising young artist with exceptional poise and musicality.

Matilda Lloyd will play trumpet accompanying Richard Gowers on the organ at the Portico in Ards.

She captivates audiences and critics alike with her artistry and communication, with her “flawless sound and virtuosic technique” bringing a unique flair to every performance. Matilda will be accompanied by Richard Gowers on organ.

Richard has appeared as a recitalist across Europe, the USA and Australia.

His 2018 disc of Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur was a Gramophone ‘Editor’s Choice’. In 2022 he performed the Saint-Saëns ‘Organ’ Symphony with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.

The pair will perform a packed programme including pieces by Bach, Vierne, Hakim, Giazotto, Purcell and Damase.

Portico’s Chair Professor Neil McClure said: “We are delighted to be taking part in The National Lottery Open Week this year.

“We’ve been fortunate to receive National Lottery funding for the restoration of this amazing venue as well as towards concerts such as this one from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

“So, this is our way of saying thank you to everyone who has bought a National Lottery ticket, helped us on our journey and made a vital contribution to supporting good causes.

“We’re delighted to invite everyone to hear the trumpet and organ in our fabulous acoustics!”

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