Following four years of building works and restoration, the Hall opened its doors to over 120 guests on Tuesday 24 October for a performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610. The concert featured Clare Choir, the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, period instrumentalists including alumnae Margaret Faultless and Elizabeth Kenny, and student instrumentalists from the University. Tenor and Clare alumnus Nicholas Mulroy led a line-up of step-out soloists from within the Choir.
The conservation of the Hall, funded by a generous donor, has enabled it to be used for concerts and performances as well as formal dinners. Members of the public and College community are now able to enjoy this superb space in a new way. A regular series of Hall concerts is planned in the future.