St Briavels Music Society

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Wye Valley Music

We do not send physical tickets - we send acknowledgements by e-mail.
Just come and identify yourself at the desk on the day.

If you prefer not to book online call our message line 01291 330020.

For all concerts you will be able to pay at the door at the time of the event, subject to capacity, but for pre- and post-concert events you need to book in advance.

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2018/2019 Season Events

 
Piano Recital by Natalia Williams-Wandoch
Sat 15th Sep, 7:30 - St Briavels Church, St Briavels
 
PROGRAMME (revised 17 Aug 18):
        BACH JS - Partita No. 1 in B-flat BWV 825
        BAX - Nympholept
        DEBUSSY - L'isle joyeuse
        ----------
        DEBUSSY - Suite bergamasque
        CHOPIN - Etudes 1-5 from Op.25,
                       - Waltz in A-flat Op. 42
                       - Polonaise in A-flat Op.53

Natalia Williams-Wandoch performs as a soloist and chamber musician and has developed a wide and versatile repertoire with strong emphases on Romantic, Impressionist and contemporary music. She started performing at the age of 8, played as a soloist with orchestra for the first time at 11, gave her first full-length recital at 14 and performed the complete Op. 10 Etudes by Chopin in the composer's house whilst still a student.

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Note: a brief AGM - for the period ended 31st July 2018 - will be held at 6:45pm, immediately before the concert. All are welcome.

Solem String Quartet
Sun 14th Oct, 7:30 - Bridges Centre, Monmouth
 
        AMY TRESS and WILLIAM NEWELL - violins
        ALISTAIR VENNART - viola,
        STEPHANIE TRESS - cello

 
PROGRAMME:
        BEETHOVEN - Quartet in D major, Op.18 No.3
        BARTOK - Quartet No.3, Sz.85
        SCHUMANN - Quartet No.3 in A major, Op.41

Winner of the 2014 Royal Overseas League Ensemble Competition, the Solem Quartet was formed in 2011 at the University of Manchester. The quartet takes its name from the university's motto "arduus ad solem", meaning "striving towards the sun".

The quartet enjoys a busy concert schedule performing at venues both across the UK - including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Holywell Music Room - and internationally. In keeping with its name, the Solem Quartet's first project was to play the Haydn Op. 20 "Sun" Quartets. Their repertoire is now extensive, spanning the period from early Haydn to living composers such as Emily Howard, whose quartet 'Afference' they performed in a BBC Proms Extra broadcast, live on BBC Radio 3.

The Solem was quartet-in-residence at the 2018 Wye Valley Chamber Music January Festival.

We are grateful to Henrietta and David Butler for their kind sponsorship of this concert.
 
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Ystradivarius - Early Music Ensemble
Sat 10th Nov, 7:30 - Bridges Centre, Monmouth
 
        CLAIRE HEANEY Flute
        RACHEL WILSON- DICKSON Violin
        TIM CRONIN Violin & Viola
        CLAUDINE CASSIDY Cello
        JOHN CHEER Harpsichord
        TIM CRONIN Director

PROGRAMME features works by: CPE BACH (1714-1788), his father JS BACH (1685-1750), and his godfather GEORG TELEMANN (1681-1767)

Ystradivarius specialises in chamber music from the 17th and 18th centuries and is one of the few ensembles of its kind based in Wales.

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Nos Miseri Homines
Sat 8th Dec, 7:30 - St Briavels Church, St Briavels
 
        ONE-PER-PART VOCAL ENSEMBLE, Director ANDREW HAYMAN.
 
PROGRAMME to include:
       TALLIS - Videte Miraculum,
        JOUBERT - There is no Rose,
        TAVENER - The Lamb,
        HEAD - The Little Road to Bethlehem
        plus some light-hearted favourites.
 
Founded in 2013 by a group of Lay Clerks and Choral Scholars from the world- famous choir of Christ Church, Oxford, the choir has attracted attention for the intimate performances of its outstanding young professional singers.
 
Ticket price includes mulled wine and mince pies.
 
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Violin and Piano Recital
Sun 20th Jan 2019, 3:00pm - St Briavels Church, St Briavels
 
        MARY HOFMAN (violin) and RICHARD ORMROD, (piano)

PROGRAMME:
       BEETHOVEN - Violin Sonatas Op.12 Nos 1, 2 and 3
       BEETHOVEN - Violin Sonata Op.24 'Spring'
       RHIAN SAMUEL - Sonata (new commision)
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20thWye Valley Chamber Music Festival

Sat 16th - Sun 24th February 2019

Concert by Musicians from the Royal Welsh College
Sun 24th Mar, 2018, 3:00 - St Briavels Church, St Briavels
 
PROGRAMME - Will be published nearer the time of the concert
 
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama educates some of the most talented students from around the world, aiming to give them the technical and craft skills they'll need to succeed at the top levels of the profession.
 
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Tranquillo
Sat 13th Apr, 2018 7:30 - St Briavels Church, St Briavels

        SARAH WAYCOTT - flute; HANNAH MITCHELL - piano

PROGRAMME:
       RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT: Summer Music.
       MESSIAEN: Le Merle Noir.
       IAN CLARKE: Orange Dawn.
       REINECKE: Undine Sonata.
       GAUBERT: Sonata No.3.
       SAINT-SAEN: Romance.
       TELEMANN: Sonata in B minor.
       CHAMINADE: Concertino.
These young musicians give 'flute and piano duo' a whole new meaning through vivid and captivating performances. They have performed in many top venues and also before the Countess of Wessex for the Meningitis Trust.
 
 
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Piano Recital by Clare Hammond
Sat 18th May, 2019, 7:30 - Tintern Abbey (tbc)
In conjuction with the Tintern Festivals Association

 
 
 
PROGRAMME:
       DEBUSSY: Selection from Preludes.
       ADES: Darkness Visible; Three Mazurkas.
       MENDELSSOHN: The Bee's Wedding.
       RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Flight of the Bumblebee.
       EWAN CAMPBELL: Flight of the Killer Bee.
       BARTOK: 6 Romanian Folk Dances.
       FINNIS: Youth.
       RACHMANINOV: Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36.
 
Acclaimed as a pianist of "amazing power and panache" (The Telegraph), Clare Hammond is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances and has developed a "reputation for brilliantly imaginative concert programmes" (BBC Music Magazine, 'Rising Star').
 
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