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Our first concert of the year was by Chamber Quorum (Trio)—Ruth Watson: oboe, Wendy Quinlan: flute, Jeremy Fisher: piano.

Chamber Quorum

Chamber Quorum

We were treated to a great programme, with pieces from Quantz ('father of modern flute playing'), via Damase (with really gorgeous flowing melodies), a Leybach piano solo with a nice back-story (the score found with Jeremy Fisher's first piano), 'Guillaume Tell Duo' (I failed Billy Connolly's definition of an intellectual: 'someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger').

Works after the interval included the Prelude/Waltz from John Rutter's Suite Antique and Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. In all a fantastic first concert, thanks to Chamber Quorum.

Our Artist-in-residence was Hannah Firmin — illustrator & printmaker. A great opportunity to view her finely detailed, colourful prints.

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Our next concert

Saturday, May 11th, 2019, 7:30pm

Blackweir Brass Quintet WITH ACTOR WILLIAM KIRK (RWCMD students)—MUSIC & WORDS

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Alexander Morgan (trumpet), William Mead (trumpet), Lynn Henderson (horn), Nick Macdonald (trombone), Benjamin Pepler (tuba)

Programme details.

Artist-in-residence: Sue Thorne, glass artist.

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"I am a local artist with a passion for the mountains and the natural world. The landscape fills me with awe, the ever changing weather affecting the mountain vista provides me with endless inspiration which I strive to capture in glass."


Other local concerts

HAY MUSIC

Wednesday, 1 May at 7.30 pm

St Mary’s Church, Hay-on-Wye

The Crayford, Cemmow, Welsh Piano Trio

(details).

Brecon SINGERS

Regular concerts and workshops (details).

Crickhowell Music Festival 2019

Friday May 3rd to Monday 6th

Details

BROADCASTS

In 'C'

BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 18

Schubert: Symphony No 9 in C major, D 944 (The Great)

Listen


Pre-concert meals

The community-owned Farmers Arms pub adjacent to the church is now offering a pre-concert menu, for details see https://www.cwmdu-music.org.uk/the-farmers-arms.

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Posters

If you'd like to promote our next concert, you can download a poster (A4 PDF) to print at home.

Support of the Church fabric

In 2017 St. Michael & All Angels, a Grade 2* listed building, received £800 in fees for our four concerts. In addition we will be able to donate a further £2500, for use in maintenance of the church fabric.