Our first concert of the year was by Chamber Quorum (Trio)—Ruth Watson: oboe, Wendy Quinlan: flute, Jeremy Fisher: piano.
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.
Our next concert
Saturday, May 11th, 2019, 7:30pm
Blackweir Brass Quintet WITH ACTOR WILLIAM KIRK (RWCMD students)—MUSIC & WORDS
Alexander Morgan (trumpet), William Mead (trumpet), Lynn Henderson (horn), Nick Macdonald (trombone), Benjamin Pepler (tuba)
Artist-in-residence: Sue Thorne, glass artist.
"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
Wednesday, 1 May at 7.30 pm
St Mary’s Church, Hay-on-Wye
The Crayford, Cemmow, Welsh Piano Trio
Regular concerts and workshops (details).
Crickhowell Music Festival 2019
Friday May 3rd to Monday 6th
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)
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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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.