AAMF 2019 Update!

c Paolo Rossetti

c Paolo Rossetti

The venue has now been confirmed for the AAMF 2019 ‘Classical Music Evening‘ on Thursday, 17th January. It will be held in the fine auditorium of Brighton College Al Ain. Details of this College are available at:- http://www.brightoncollegealain.ae/Head-Masters-Welcome

The Brighton College Al Ain Community Orchestra, led by Paola Conte, will be joined by the Arabic Nights’ Music group and Al Ain Choral Society.Midian Al Meida

Brazilian singer and guitarist, Midian Al Meida, (photo), will be performing for us on Thursday, 31st January. The AAMF 2019Acoustic Evening‘ will be hosted by La Dolce Vita venue, Al Ain.

Midian will be joined on the bill by Christian Jaber.Christian JaberDr Christian (photo) is a dentist by profession and a singer/musician by heart. He has been a resident of Al Ain for over 30 years now, and is a familiar face to many locally-based music lovers.

His music style is a mixture of mainly 60s, 70s, 80s, folk, rock, and jazz. Christian plays guitar, keyboards, harmonica.

Look out for more AAMF 2019 updates and event flyers in the weeks ahead!

Al Ain Choral Society Christmas Concert on Tuesday, 12th Dec.

The popular Al Ain Choral Society Christmas Concert will be held on Tuesday, 12th December at the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club’s Grandstand venue. This grandstand building is located very close to the Golf Club. The door opens at 6 pm. and the concert starts at 7 pm..Al Ain Choral Society

The concert tickets are priced at AED. 80 for adults and AED. 40 for children under 12 years old. The ticket price includes a light finger buffet and a programme of seasonal music. Tickets are available from members of the Al Ain Choral Society, or email gkershaw@gmail.com .

This concert has its own Facebook events page:-https://www.facebook.com/events/1509175749137820/

The ‘Garden City Classics’ concert begins at La Dolce Vita!

The opening concert of the AAMF 2017, the ‘Garden City Classics, was held at La Dolce Vita venue on 3rd November, 2017.

Congratulations go to Derek Jung of Al Ain Chamber Orchestra for arranging this concert’s programme, and to the AAMF Director, Teresa Murray, for all her organisational efforts!

This video clip features the opening performances by Al Ain Choral Society with Stephen Aston on piano and Derek Jung on clarinet.

And our thanks go to La Dolce Vita for hosting this concert free of charge and for posting the video above. The video clip of the concert below was posted by Teresa Murray…

AAMF ‘Garden City Classics’ on Fri. 3rd Nov. at la dolce vita, Al Ain!

AAMF 2017 Garden City Classics concert flyer v1

The AAMF 2017 ‘Garden City Classics’ concert will showcase the talents of a host of local musicians!
They will be joined by renowned oud player, Khaled Badrieh, and his band, Arabistica.

There is no admission charge for this concert at the la dolce vita venue, located off Khalifa Bin Zayed the First Street in central Al Ain, across the road from Al Jahili School.

Please note that this AAMF 2017 concert starts earlier than usual at 6:30 pm. on Friday, 3rd November. 

Don’t miss it!!

The AAMF 2016 has begun!

The Al Ain Music Festival 2016 got off to a great start last night at Brighton College!

Our thanks go out to all of the performers of “A Classical Serenade“.

This afternoon there is the AAMF’s ‘Mix, Mingle and Create‘ workshop.
And, this evening, the ‘Poetry Slam/Open Mic Night‘, featuring Jaya Chela Drolma starts at 8 pm at the Sands Club, Al Ain. AAMF 2016 is underway!

Here is a photo, provided by Paola Conte, of Al Ain Choral Society performing during last night’s concert…



AAMF 2016 opens with ‘A Classical Serenade’ this Thursday, 3rd Nov.!


The Al Ain Music Festival 2016 kicks off this Thursday evening with “A Classical Serenade” in the Auditorium of Brighton College, Al Ain.

al-ain-choral-society-2016The Al Ain Chamber Orchestra and Al Ain Choral Society will be joined by a number of special guest performers.

Two more of those highly talented musicians are Rebecca Haworth and Gudmunder Jonsson.

 rebecca-haworthRebecca Haworth is currently the Deputy Head and Teacher of Music at Brighton College Al Ain. She has been living in the Oasis City since the College opened in 2013. She has greatly enjoyed seeing the Performing Arts department grow and flourish over this time. Rebecca started learning the flute at the age of 10 after hearing a performance of Poulenc’s Flute Sonata, a piece that still holds a great level of mystique and intrigue for her. She went on to read music at degree level at the University of Nottingham and continued her studies to Masters level at the University of Cambridge.

Rebecca has performed at a variety of different venues across the UK, including The Royal Albert Hall, Kings College Cambridge, York Minster and as part of the choir that performed Mahler’s 8th Symphony at Ely Cathedral. She is also a keen composer and has had compositions performed by the Allegri String Quartet and members of the London Symphony Orchestra and London Sinfonietta.

gudmunder-jonssonGudmundur Jonsson first studied music at the Reykjavik College of Music under the guidance of Gardar Cortes. He then went on to study vocal performance at the Royal Academy of Music, London from 2002-2004 under Mark Wildman and Mary Hill. He has performed as a soloist in the UK, Iceland, Serbia, Italy and China. Recent performances include the role of Cuno in Der Freischutz by Carl Maria Von Weber, various lieder by Brahms and Schubert, for example, and oratorio recitals by Bach, Purcell and Handel. Gudmundur currently works at Brighton College Al Ain where he is the Head of Senior School.

A Classical Serenade” starts at 7 pm. on Thursday, 3rd November.
Admission is free. Don’t miss it!

AAMF’s ‘Classical Serenade’ – Thursday, 3rd. November at Brighton College, Al Ain

The Al Ain Choral Society and Al Ain Chamber Orchestra have been joined on the ‘Classical Serenade‘ programme by pianist, Gulmira Abdukhalikova, and oud player, Khaled Nawaf Badrieh.

This concert starts at 7 pm. on Thursday, 3rd November. The venue is the impressive auditorium of the Brighton College, Al Ain.



Admission is free. Don’t miss it!

Al Ain’s Orchestra and Choir join forces on 3rd November

We are delighted to announce that the Al Ain Choral Society and Al Ain Chamber Orchestra will be joining forces for an AAMF 2016 concert!

The date for lovers of classical music to note is Thursday, 3rd November.
We anticipate that several other guest performers will be performing on this evening, too.

Further details will follow shortly. In the meantime, here is a video of the local choir and orchestra performing “Scarborough Fair” together at the AAMF 2015 ‘Musical Fantasia‘ concert last November…